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FYI: I just came across this article regarding a Mac security forum full of links to actual malware which targets Apple computers. I wasn't sure if anyone else posted this already. Anyways here's the link http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03...e_infestation/

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Another scam looking for your bucks. Just ignore.
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harry....what do you mean by scam? The article did not have any reference to purchasing any product. Or are you saying the whole Mac vulnerable to malware is a scam?
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Good find obiwan. I find it hilarious that some people think Mac's are the worlds solutions against Malware. This article is proof there are some Malicious activity out targeting Mac systems. It will be a matter of time before the harsh becomes reality. Stay diligent!
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Yes. Have a look at this link and jaynorris tell me about these threats that exist please?

http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/03/1158.html

If one uses common sense, steers clear of suspect porn sites and takes care with Firewalls etc., that is by far the best protection.
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Poor poor poor Britany Spears. Now she is harboring viruses. who would have thought........

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