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[SLUG] ot: Mac OSX and virii in the open
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- Subject: [SLUG] ot: Mac OSX and virii in the open
- From: Voytek Eymont <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 12:18:41
- Reply-to: Voytek Eymont <voytek@xxxxxxxxxx>
Every so often, I have seen a number of Q here regarding Apple Mac hardware,
hence, I'm assuming there are some Mac hardware users here, are there any
Mac OS users though ? Reading through a Mac book I picked up today (of all
places, at everythinglinux) I now know that Mac OS is *nix based.
But, all in all, I know rather little about Macs
what is the situation with Macs and so-called virii and worms, does anyone
has real-life experience that can point me in the right direction ?
I'll need to look after some Macs that will be ADSL connected to Internet
soon, and, need to research it somewhat, so, I do not appear a total dummy
(partial dummy is OK)
I have a Mac user (unrelated to above scenario) who told me: Mac are
wonderfull, I don't need any anti virus, I don't have crashes, we are so
blissed we run only Macs
I suspect the above-mentioned Mac user may well have a competent person
looking after her Macs, hence, her bliss(full ignorance)
Symantec are happy to sell me Mac anti virus, but, they are equally happy to
sell me OS/2 anti virus.
any good Mac mail lists or sigs anyone knows ?
I'm guessing Mac with MS stuff like Office and especially Outbreak would be
prone to some of the MS malware there is ?
anyhow, any advice appreciated, apologise for this far off topic, perhaps
replies might be directed directly to me if that is too far off here
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