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Now this is why people should all be switching to Macs... R.T. 17:51, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

The only reason people dont make mac viruses is because noone uses them. If we all switched to macs then so would the virus programmers.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)
Well, sure, but OS X's Unix architecture would be harder for virus writers to attack. I don't know how much more secure the NT-based Windows are these days compared to the days of 95/98, but to my knowledge there is 1 trojan out there for the Mac, which requires the user to actually install it with administrator password themselves (it masquerades itself as a video codec to achieve this). Compared to the number of malicious programs for Windows that require little more than that the computer be connected to the internet, and the number of security patches released for Windows compared to Mac, the whole "no-one writes them for Mac because no-one uses Mac" only holds so much water. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 01:24, 20 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Well it works from usb sticks as MS windows automatically executes arbitrary stuff when you insert removable media into your computer. This is a rather stupid idea (esp. for re-writable media). Operating systems which don't follow this rather stupid design system wouldn't be affected by this. Most people wouldn't randomly double click on an unknown file that magically appeared on their usb stick (or at least i hope not; never underestimate user stupidity). You can't really blame the people if the OS automatically runs the program without asking the user first. Bawolff 02:01, 20 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
I've read that both the x86 architecture and *all* forms of return oriented programing are inherently insecure due to fundamental flaws in their core designs, and cannot be fixed. So neither Mac OS or Linux will help in the long run, unless our outdated software programming techniques and hardware is abandoned and replaced. Gopher65talk 16:59, 24 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Patching Is Not Enough[edit]

Not only can this virus disrupt your PC, since it can disable your ability to connect to software update sites it leaves you vulnerable to even more malware. You need to disable AutoPlay as well as patch your PC. "Downadup Recovery" —  01/19/2008—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Security Risk[edit]

This is the time where business critical computers or everyone else should switch to Macs.

As stated above - if everybody switched to Macs, a whole host of viruses would be created to run on Mac. Even though OSX is more secure than the average Windows system, no software is perfect. One virus is not a good enough excuse to spend billions of dollars replacing entire company computer systems.--JTornado (talk) 17:36, 16 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

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