I am talking about p2p file sharing
deltalima wrote:Downloading files from a P2P network is a big security risk, no matter what sort of computer is used.
The only safe way to download music is to purchase it from a reputable site or buy the music on CD.
The nightmare scenario for Mac owners is here. At least 600,000 Macs worldwide have been infected, silently, by the Flashback Trojan, with no user interaction required. Here’s why this is just the beginning of a long-term problem.
Macs are not immune. For years Apple owners have been told that Macs don’t get viruses, but we know that’s not true. And Apple’s casual approach to security updates makes them arguably more vulnerable to this sort of attack than other platforms. Like all operating systems, OS X has its share of vulnerabilities that can be exploited. In that May 2011 post, I looked at a single OS X update, which repaired 23 separate vulnerabilities:
Every one of the vulnerabilities in the April update had existed in OS X for a minimum of 18 months before being patched.
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Security industry insiders have long known the Mac platform has its holes. The Flashback Trojan is the first in-the-wild issue that's confirmed this, and big-time. More will follow unless Apple steps up its game.
Apple has cultivated a myth about security on the Mac platform. The myth goes like this: Apple users don't need antivirus software. We're more secure than anything out there. Security worries are overblown.
In reality, Apple practiced security by obscurity with the Mac.
What's the problem here? Apple likes to pretend that its security is superior. The reality is that Apple hasn't had the market share to matter. That's quickly changing since the Mac platform is outgrowing PCs. Meanwhile, enterprises are adopting Macs too. As these Macs go corporate the honeypot looks a lot sweeter to hackers.
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