Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, Get a Life - You Apple Mac Fans..... in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
I've tried the proof of concept trojan and it works very nicely ... and there are ...
18th February 2008, 10:58 PM #16
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18th February 2008, 11:02 PM #17
But have less time to enjoy it without buying in lots of little loans to get it to *be* a darned house that you can live in
Originally Posted by webman
18th February 2008, 11:04 PM #18
What I call Distro-Wars has made the rounds on EduGeek yet again. Yes...cartoon not /that/ funny. Bait for flame wars. Can't people just respect other people's right to use a bloody mac if they want to! As long as it does what they want then let them to it!!!
Btw....I own an Apple product and I'll have you know I'm sat here wearing an Ubuntu t-shirt and I don't worship steve jobs.
18th February 2008, 11:13 PM #19
Can't people just respect other people's right to use a bloody mac if they want to!
Yes you do, subconsciously.
I own an Apple product and I'll have you know I'm sat here wearing an Ubuntu t-shirt and I don't worship steve jobs.
18th February 2008, 11:33 PM #20
Leap-A was a trojan *not* a virus and relied on you entering admin details, and the recipient setting their iChat to receive files from those in their buddy list automatically. Yes, it was jumping through hoops and was targetted at stupid people, but it could be done easily. The LaunchD attack is a better example of exploiting the OS rather then an integrated application, (ie the more recent malware attacks on plugins). LaunchD was very handy to build into Automator (convince the user to enter the user details and password as part of running the Automator Action) and this can be hidden into a file that can be used for subsequent re-runs of the attack. It then leaves the device open for a string of other attacks too, if the person creating the code knows where the file containing the user deatils and password is.
Originally Posted by kingswood
Presently there are fewer attack vectors, but that will not last forever, and it will be down to user stupidity that the few obvious ones get exploited. The other attack vectors are down to poor coding and vunerabilities of apps that are cross platform anyway.
18th February 2008, 11:38 PM #21
That is ridiculous. It's windows that needs the extra (paid) programs and licenses that give it the functionality that come close to where most *nix distos are out of the box (and a 2 yr wait for MS to catch up).
Originally Posted by kingswood
18th February 2008, 11:58 PM #22
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Your hatred/fixation with MacOS X is bordering on the pathological.
What happened is there a traumatic event in your past which tuned into a Mac-o-phobe? Did the love of your life run of with a Porsche driving Mac user.;-)
19th February 2008, 12:40 AM #23
19th February 2008, 12:53 AM #24
Ahhh- this one?
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
That was patched in the 10.4.7 update (check the advisory). Of course there are others, and being "proof of concept" means they "could" work given the right convergence of events. Leap-A (coming in the form of a Trojan; a file called LatestPics.tgz) had to use Tiger (it relied on Spotlight to work). You had to put the file on your machine yourself- normally delivered over chat or from other sites purporting to give away Leopard pictures Some people were stupid enough to download and double click for sure. Leap-A didn't actually do anything "malicious"- it didn't recursively delete files (for example), and at the worst stopped applications from launching. Andrew Welch stated that it would do nasty things to your machine--but that wasn't seen. I tried it on my own system and it did...nothing.
How did people fix the system if their applications were impacted by this trojan? Just install clean versions of the applications. Getting rid of the trojan was as easy as deleting the apphook file (though the name changed later on to something else).
At the end of the day what we *all* need is defence in depth. And we all need educating about our respective operating system and its security needs. And then of course we all need to download from trusted sites ;-)
My point though, was those hoops. That needs to be remembered right now. OS X is inherently more secure than some other systems, but the weak link in the chain (I think we agree here) is the user.
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19th February 2008, 10:02 AM #28
come on you know you wouldn't be allowed to get away with that intercourse comment.
Originally Posted by mattx
Anyway, i'm not a die hard apple fanboy, but i would be prepared to put down a fair amount of money for an original boxed Apple Newton. A product ahead of it's time.
....I mean it can't be any worse than PDA's running pocket pc or Windows mobile or whatever MS call they're joke of a PDA OS. And i'm sure there are one or two newton enthusiast/owners clubs around for software and tweaks.
21st February 2008, 06:17 PM #29
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<sigh> Yeah, OK, but as a Linux user for many years I couldn't find a way to use it. The default GUI on the Eee PC is not very configurable. Goodness, I remember using LaTeX and all manner of similar command-line tools. I was quite a Linux geek in my time - so I resent the aspersion that Konqueror is too difficult for me. I used KDE and Gnome and several other window managers. Funnily enough my favourite was always AfterStep . . .
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
As I said before, I abandoned Linux because I didn't have time for all the tinkering and configuring. I wanted to get some work done. I also felt that computers should not be machines just for the geeks but should be accessible to the general public and usable out of the box. Geeks will always prefer an OS which allows them to receive the adulation of the majority who do not possess such advanced skills. Why would they want to lose status by adopting Mac OS X?
OK, I have a virgin Eee PC. What do I do next to access my remote WebDAV drive using the default tools already installed . . .
21st February 2008, 07:51 PM #30
I suppose one of the daftest things I've done then is sell my old one for a tenner at a carboot? Go on, tell me how much it was really worth....
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