Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mac virus FlashBack dominates systems

  Mac virii are now becoming more commonplace.  The FlashBack virus has already infected 550,000 systems and iPads and still increasing.  It's funny because unlike a PC, all people can do is turn their brick'ed iPads in to the store for a replacement.  This expensive gesture is not dooming, however.  Apple can reformat the SSD hard-drives at a low-level and reinstall them in other units later.  This process, however, takes time and manpower a bit, and therefore money.  It's only a matter of time that Apple is inundated with thousands upon thousands of virii.  Steve is probably happy he died before this happened.  I suspect he predicted its inevitability, as it'll transcribe onto iPhones as well.  He's probably happy his image wasn't tarnished.
  To my amusement, the majority of Mac virii are Java-based, so you could remove the Java capability of Macs to protect yourself, sort-of.  For a while.

Bye-bye Apple.

Users will get used to this Mac 1 and Mac 2 all-to familiar image and dead screen.  When I used Macs back in the 80s and 90s, I remember it well.

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