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shifty
05-04-2011, 09:42 PM
So, I take it Mac users have heard about the new crimekit that was outed recently:

http://www.scmagazineuk.com/mac-os-crime-kit-with-capabilities-to-impact-ipad-detected/article/202010/

And I suppose you know about the foistware developed for Mac recently, Mac Defender:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/05/fake-mac-defender-antivirus-app-scams-users-for-money-cc-numbers.ars

It looks like the levee is breaking for Mac users.

Ninjahedge
05-05-2011, 08:42 AM
NOOOOOOOO!

Applez are teh bestest crime free machines EVAR!!!!!!

You must be PC Fanboi!i!i!

garm
05-05-2011, 10:07 AM
Sweet - about time :)

Ninjahedge
05-05-2011, 12:45 PM
No, but in order for this to work you have to accept it and install it and enter your password, yadda yadda yadda.......


Just like most of the stuff out there for PC's. Yes, Mac's are lagging, but the popularity of things like the iPad also signals their own entrance into the land of the targeted.

The only thing that has really kept things like the iPhone off this list is simply the restricted marketplace that you can GET anything for it from. The more open and compatible it becomes, the more easily compromized.

I guess that is why they did not want Flash, right? ;)

Dr. Death
05-07-2011, 04:36 PM
They don't want Flash because they hate Adobe. Most of the Flash exploits I'm guessing only work on PC anyway.

I'm all for rejecting Flash, but it's too soon.