Sources: Intego, Sophos Security
quote: f Apple continues to follow the same protocols about malware that they have in the past I can only hope that the market share for their computers does not go up significantly.
quote: And how is this any different then how MAC users spread rumors about windows viruses, I've never had a windows virus, don't know anyone that has gotten one since vista, or even heard of any major outbreak, in years...Reality is MAC users are more vulnerable to malware than Windows users due to the fact that they are under the false assumption that they are safe and do not need malware protection...The biggest downfall of Windows users in this catagory is that the unknowledgeable user, buys a PC which usually comes with a trial antivirus and assume that will work for life and not just the 30,60,or 90 days that the trial is good for...
quote: Windows and Macs security reputations are both richly deserved.
quote: Apple is advising Windows users to update their systems following the release of a patch for the QuickTime media player tool. Ten of the flaws could be targeted by way of a maliciously crafted PICT or FlashPix movie file to cause an application crash and allow remote code execution.The update also fixes a cross-site scripting flaw which could allow an attacker to insert code into an HTML file, and a vulnerability which could allow an attacker to view a user's memory contents by way of malformed movie fileThe company said in a security advisory that QuickTime 7.7.1 addresses 12 vulnerabilities in the Windows version of the platform, but does not affect Mac OS X users.Apple urged Windows users to install the 7.7.1 update, which can be obtained through the Apple Software Update utility or manually downloaded from the Apple support site. The update supports Windows versions from XP to Windows 7.So in other words the flaws in Windows comes from using Apple software..
quote: in the real world 99.99% of malware is on the Windows platform
quote: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.