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Old 20-02-2013, 20:39   #1
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I guess the Apple fans are a little shaken today. Try this...
Virus alert: Apple fans tool up for 2013 Mac attacks - Emirates 24/7
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Old 20-02-2013, 21:02   #2
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Yeah. Shaking in my boots.
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Re: Apple Virus

Just to be Clear, it's a virus in JAVA not mac os and the java implementation affected is off by default in Mac OS.


What's the mac v windows virus record now?

1: 9872345342543532342466 to the tenth power or something like that?


I'm not really a fanboy so much as I really, **REALLY** hate windows!
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I'm not really a fanboy so much as I really, **REALLY** hate windows!
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Old 21-02-2013, 01:50   #5
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The simple fix for this is to uninstall Java. Who needs that crap now html 5 is so widely used anyhow.

Java, Flash, nude them both.
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Java, Flash, nude them both.


and add javascript to that to if I could
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Attacking Java is blasphemy because of many historical reasons but here you have it, it's been done. No problem for Macs though, as Apple has used their light side force to bring us HTML5
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The simple fix for this is to uninstall Java. Who needs that crap now html 5 is so widely used anyhow.

Java, Flash, nude them both.
Just about all enterprise software is written in Java or .net (mostly java). Java isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
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Just about all enterprise software is written in Java or .net (mostly java). Java isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Java is in the coffin, which just hasn't been nailed shut yet. Java is going the way of FORTRAN.
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Java is in the coffin, which just hasn't been nailed shut yet. Java is going the way of FORTRAN.
and replace it with what? We can't find enough programmers to even fill the java jobs we have open let alone python, scala, or [pick your 5th gen language].

So, even if a better language emerges, there simply isn't enough programmers available to support enterprise dev at the price point most enterprises are happy paying day-in-and-day-out. Sure, facebook and google don't have trouble attracting this talent but would that same programmers go to work at a small insurance company in the mid-west? No way.

Also, JAVA is a known entity to most program managers. They understand how it works, how much it costs to develop, and what it is capable of. No one gets fired for recommending java as a development language.

To make matter worse... most 5g languages are written in a 2nd gen language. Forget about the kids coming out of college these days with so-called programming skills. Most can't spell p-r-o-g-r-a-m let alone actually program well since they have been taught to build apps using lego bricks.
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No one gets fired for recommending java as a development language.
My first professional job was as a FORTRAN programmer and, in those days, no one ever got fired for recommending FORTRAN as a development language.

Anyway, we're way off topic now.

Are there security risks to using MacOS? Yes, there are security risks to using any system connected to the Internet. Are the MacOS security risks as great as the Microsoft security risks? No, not by a nautical mile. With any system, it's important to promptly install security updates as they become available. With any system, don't enable especially risky features with a history of security problems like Java or Javascript unless you really need them.
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Most can't spell p-r-o-g-r-a-m
You mean programme?
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You mean programme?
ha!

Yes, Mac OS has security issues but the vast majority of security issues come from inside the businesses you do business with. Or when people leave laptops in cars, or whatever.

If you follow some simple rules... #1 being don't click on ANY links that come in through e-mail your chances of actually getting a virus are negligible. I have maybe had 2 viruses over my 30 years working with computers and I know 100% it was my own fault getting tricked into clicking on a link I should not have.

FORTRAN programmers - don't sell yourselves short. We have several positions open paying above $150/hr.
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What about COBOL? I still remember some of it!!
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Our company just replaced our COBAL system.

Java won't be going anywhere soon.
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