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Old 24-02-2013, 02:39   #16
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:15   #17
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The latest update for Mac Java

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Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.

On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See About Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 14 for more details about this update.

See Apple security updates for information about the security content of this update.
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I'd have thought Apples would be more prone to worms...
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Old 22-02-2014, 15:43   #19
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I'd have thought Apples would be more prone to worms...


But seriously. you don't need to pick the lock if the door's been left open...

Apple Security Flaw Is “As Bad As You Could Imagine”


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Apple acknowledged a major security flaw in its software for mobile devices on Friday but did so in such a low-key way that most users likely aren’t aware of just how at risk they might be if they fail to update their software. Plus, experts are saying that Mac computers could be even more exposed to attacks than the mobile software. So what is the problem? A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) vulnerability allowing hackers to intercept information that was supposed to encrypted.
Update your Macs and iThings, folks.
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Old 22-02-2014, 16:06   #20
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Iv run my desktop windows pc for 10 years with no virus protection and never got a virus. If you look at porn sites ect, what do you expect of course you will get a virus!
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Iv run my desktop windows pc for 10 years with no virus protection and never got a virus. If you look at porn sites ect, what do you expect of course you will get a virus!

How do you know you haven't got a virus lol. If you do any internet browsing you are exposed to virus

By the way folks the apple but is serious, update everything NOW

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Iv run my desktop windows pc for 10 years with no virus protection and never got a virus. If you look at porn sites ect, what do you expect of course you will get a virus!
More likely to get an STD and/or crabs.
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Iv run my desktop windows pc for 10 years with no virus protection and never got a virus. If you look at porn sites ect, what do you expect of course you will get a virus!

Uhmm ... Have been running Macs in our business since the Mac Plus, that's over 26 years. Have been "online" since the early days of the net. No virus ever. That said, you'd be a fool not to keep up with every security update no matter what platform.

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Anti virus programs are a scam that these scum bags are making billions from
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Old 24-02-2014, 20:22   #25
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What is a mac Os , its nothing more than a graphical user interface running on Linux bones. Linux is less prone to hacks, but still vulnerable. A good low level guru on linux will turn your system into shambles. try some hackmac sites for more info.. Ohh did you know the Apple GUI is also hacked and available at your local hackfest get together
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What is a mac Os , its nothing more than a graphical user interface running on Linux bones. Linux is less prone to hacks, but still vulnerable. A good low level guru on linux will turn your system into shambles. try some hackmac sites for more info.. Ohh did you know the Apple GUI is also hacked and available at your local hackfest get together
Now hold on there, make that a graphical user interface running on BSD Unix, as in the Unix developed by the University of Berkeley.

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Lol I can see this is gona turn into a heated apple vs other companies debate. This thread better be deleted soon
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Lol I can see this is gona turn into a heated apple vs other companies debate. This thread better be deleted soon
There's no indication for that I think? Looks like we have headed to discussing the need for a virus scanner for the different platforms.

Hackers have changed. They used to be folks who attacked Microsoft because they didn't like them and kind of protect Linux, Apple, Android because those were considered the "good side".

However, the hackers are now the ordinary criminals that try to steal and thus don't care about the type of system one has. They will attack any system that has enough users to make it worthwhile.
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Hacking.... We through the course of one day get hacked maybe a 100 times. We have Chrome sometimes redirecting its content gathering info on our behavior without our consent. I
IE does it to. FB doing analytics on our posting. Now most profiling is done via an amalgamation of our social presence
Let us not mention what the financials as are doing with our info or what the giant telcos are also doing. We have come to think of hacking as a fuss from script kiddies when in fact we are hacked everyday of our basic privacy. But hey if its an App!e then it does not happen to me

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Now hold on there, make that a graphical user interface running on BSD Unix, as in the Unix developed by the University of Berkeley.

Thank you for correcting that.
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