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Heads Up for Apple Owners

If you are an Apple person, here is a development you should be aware of.

* Mac OS X is the most vulnerable OS, claims security firm; Debate ensues

According to a report by security firm GFI, Apple’s Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system, with the iOS platform coming in second. A debate over reporting nuances and merits of the report quickly followed.” Read more..

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February 25, 2015 - Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Internet, security | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. just got a flashback,after reading your post,ProfPaul:’MAC – It’s like shaving with a bowling pin ‘

    http://www.motifake.com/facebookview.php?id=123876

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    Comment by dobbie606 | February 25, 2015 | Reply

    • dobbie606,
      Odd.. someone sent me that poster just yesterday.. and now here it is again..

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      Comment by techpaul | February 25, 2015 | Reply

  2. Understand, but it will be hard to exploit these vulnerabilities, since they require a high level of system’s knowledge.

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    Comment by pcdoctorwestchester | February 28, 2015 | Reply

    • pcdoctorwestchester,
      Which is exactly what the (cyber)criminals either possess, or can easily afford to hire (since they’re successfully stealing hundreds of billions a year).

      My main reason for posting a link to that article is my hope that it will shake some Apple owners out of their smug complacency of thinking that “Apples don’t get viruses”, and install some Internet security programs/antivirus, and follow smart, basic practices such as outlined here: 8 Simple Tips for Mac Security.

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      Comment by techpaul | February 28, 2015 | Reply


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