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Home > Blog > Apple, Take Cover
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Friday, February 17, 2006 4:12 PM
Apple, Take Cover
Kevin Salwen on Technology

We Mac users have long had an air of superiority. Our system is easier to use. Our product doesn't crash. The interfaces are simpler. The music and video tools are cooler. And we loved to laugh while you PC people fought viruses, worms and other creepy intrusions.

Now, Apple finds itself a target of virus builders for one of the first times in its history. As for me, I'm examining emails more closely, fretting over the stuff I used to snicker at PC people for.

And I don't like it. Gotta go download my security patch now...


3 comments

Jenny - 2/17/2006 9:41:07 PM
I'd say that Apple Mac users have long been allowed to have a false sense of security. As a Windows user myself, I wouldn't wish a hard-drive wiping virus on anyone, but I must say there is a certain value in being aware that such creepy things exist and to prepare for them. Just because your system's never been compromised (because it's not Windows, for example) doesn't mean it can't be or won't ever be. Hopefully Apple isn't too proud to take some pages from Microsoft's book when it comes to discovering vulnerabilities and fixing them. Microsoft's not perfect, but it has a lot more experience in this. Apple (and their users) could stand to learn a thing or two from them.
Coley - 2/17/2006 5:06:50 PM
Yep Kev, I should have gotten a Mac... haha from a PC user.
Farnsworth - 2/17/2006 4:26:09 PM
Worms in my Apples? Eek!


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