Does the common attitude that "Macs don't get viruses" make them vulnerable to malware?
blackdog 2 years ago
I've spend a lot of time over the past week dealing with Flashback problems. Ugh. I like Macs generally, but I don't get emotionally attached to machines, unlike a few (but by no means all) of the Mac owners I've dealt with. I've heard "Macs don't get viruses" more than once the past couple of days, so I've repeatedly pointed out that their Mac still doesn't have a virus, since that isn't what Flashback is, but I'm not sure what kind of cold comfort they find in that. It seems like that attitude leads to a disregard to basic security practices in a lot of cases. At the same time, someone who is generally reasonably careful sometimes makes a decision that places their machine/network at risk. How much of a role does lax attitude towards Mac security play in the attacks we have seen recently?
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