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(Wired)   New ransomware is even more sinister, smug than it appears   (wired.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Encryption, Malware, malware researcher, Apple Inc., Macintosh, Computer security, App Store, threat of ransomware  
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1427 clicks; posted to Geek » on 02 Jul 2020 at 7:05 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-02 4:02:08 PM  
For your Mac to become infected, you would need to torrent a compromised installer and then dismiss a series of warnings from Apple in order to run it

You really, really have to want to screw up.
 
2020-07-02 7:15:35 PM  
Fake news. I've been assured many times that Mac's can't get malware.
 
2020-07-02 7:23:45 PM  

edmo: For your Mac to become infected, you would need to torrent a compromised installer and then dismiss a series of warnings from Apple in order to run it

You really, really have to want to screw up.


So, most Apple users then.
 
2020-07-02 7:45:38 PM  
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2020-07-02 8:09:28 PM  

edmo: For your Mac to become infected, you would need to torrent a compromised installer and then dismiss a series of warnings from Apple in order to run it

You really, really have to want to screw up.


You have to be the sort of person that Apple have been marketing the Mac to since 1984.
 
2020-07-02 11:18:32 PM  

Russ1642: Fake news. I've been assured many times that Mac's can't get malware.


Well someone finally realized that people that are willing to pay $3000 for a laptop probably have more money than sense so they started to target them.
 
2020-07-03 11:07:29 AM  

edmo: For your Mac to become infected, you would need to torrent a compromised installer and then dismiss a series of warnings from Apple in order to run it

You really, really have to want to screw up.


Yup.  Downloading sketchy software then intentionally ignore every red alert thrown up by the OS?  I'll bash on Apple but this is a PEBKAC error, pure and simple.
 
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