Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Re: hi
- On 2013-03-30 2:01 AM, Dave Halliday wrote:
>I know it's kind of O.T.. --- but back in the 80's of MacOS, Mac's were the premiere virus platform because of all the active elements in the filesystem.
> There used to be no MAC viruii because of the 5% market share -- now there
> are a lot of them. As the mainstream browers/OSs get locked down, malware
> writers are heading to the fringes. Malware is big business so it is not
> going away any time soon...
Just popping a disk in a mac could inject a virus onto a system. something no other popular OS had to deal with at the time.
(not IBM, not Atari, not Commodore.) None of those other systems would execute anything on insertion/mounting like the Mac's did. The user had to specifically *run* something.
Then the Mac's popularly was eclipsed by the PC and they fell into lesser interest due to that 5% you mention.
However, once upon a time, if you wanted to write a virus, the easiest platform to write them for was the Mac since the user didn't even need to really click on something. Just pop that floppy in and you were golden.
- I saw the email and deleted it immediately.
Friends don't send other friends links that are known to be contaminated.
On 3/30/2013 12:12 AM, jeremywillson wrote:
> I always click on them just to see what they are trying to do. If I
> was using IE and/or Windows, I wouldn't dare do anything so rash and
> --- In email@example.com
> <mailto:mach1mach2cnc%40yahoogroups.com>, "ptegler" <ptegler@...> wrote:
> > I use IE FF Chrome (and Bitdefender)
> > ...but simply know better than to ever even click on links like
> that! :-)
> > Paul Tegler
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> Just popping a disk in a mac could inject a virus onto a system.something no
> other popular OS had to deal with at the time.The Commodore Amiga did exactly the same thing.
> (not IBM, not Atari, not Commodore.) None of those other systems would
> execute anything on insertion/mounting like the Mac's did. The user had to
> specifically *run* something.
Anyway as mentioned they just hack your Yahoo account (automated password
guessing?), no malware needed.