Re: Macs don't have viruses?

From: Rossz (
Date: 09/22/03

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 07:12:16 GMT wrote in

> It's simply that the virus writers don't seem to be
> targetting them as heavily.

They probably aren't interested because the Open Source community will have
a patch out within hours of an exploit being discovered. Linux and BSD
people tend to stay on top of security - the exception being people new
these operating systems - so patches happen pretty damn fast.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of rooted linux boxes out there because
there are a lot of people still getting the hang of the basics. I'll bet
nearly all of these "owned" boxes were exploited through security holes
that were patched months if not years ago.

Security doesn't magically happen, no matter how good the OS.

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