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  1. I agree,, too long and too circular.. we can bring it up again when someone reports there Mac is infected with a nasty virus on the Malware Removal Page.. Peace to all..
  2. You missed the point on that one. The user-interaction occurs before the virus is present on the drive; the infection is a side-effect of automated processes (automatic network drive remounting, AutoRun, etc). You right: humans and birds have more in common than viruses and worms. "Automated"? I can't see how you can get a virus without initiating it through some form of interaction. If you are still clinging to the manufacturer of the product that led to a virus, that is user interaction. Some scum working for the product embeded a virus in the product. You have to do SOMETHING to get a
  3. good point.. they all suck in there own way.. solaris never seams to be 100%, there is always something they did not complete correctly. Most Linux distributions try to cater to windows user.. if I wanted to use windows I would Mac OS is great when you stay in the Apple world, but once out of it.. its can get harry Windows.. well lets not feed troll. But I will says that living in the Redmond containment zone.. I know first hand the underhanded deeds done to keep it selling. and bsd.. stable, works well and lets face it Theo de Raadt says what he means and pulls no punches.. but for some r
  4. that is why I gave the second part.. while posix viruses have existed.. they would also work on most windows servers also.. Please tell me you mean LPC. The 'remote' part of RPC means that you can't rely on client-side security at all. I realize that there's some kind of law that RPC has to be broken but that would be a bit much. CVE-2008-4250: The Server service in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, Server 2008, and 7 Pre-Beta allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted RPC request that triggers the overflow during
  5. This is getting fun.. First OSX Is certified UNIX.. http://www.apple.com/macosx/technology/unix.html (unix is a certification of compliance to a standard. Just Liek the Linux standards base.. ) also for viruses that take no user interaction here is a one (listed on MS's site) http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/vir...Win32/Small.BDC TrojanDownloader:Win32/Small.BDC is a Trojan downloader that targets certain versions of Microsoft Windows. The Trojan is downloaded and executed by files infected by a variant of Virus:Win32/Small. TrojanDownloader:Win32/Small.BDC downloads and executes malici
  6. hmm.. usage.. Usage is a joke of an argument IMO, because Mac OSX is based on BSD (next was based on BSD and became Darwin) BSD is UNIX, and as such keeps a lot of things the in common with other Unix systems. This means that a hack written for any Unix system that is not kernel dependent work well on many different flavors of Unix. Since more servers run UNIX than run windows.. Its not correct to say the system does not have a large attack vector. Linux systems fall in the same boat. If that does not work then hows this.. there were a lot of viruses written for Mac OS 6,7,8 and 9. While
  7. I should say, That Peaches is just posting security violations so we can be a aware of them, and my comments on FUD are directed towards the MS blogger.
  8. Pete C has good advice on how top buy a system to play games the short answer to your question is no.. the reason is the system was not designed to be upgraded.
  9. This is what is ignorant First the definition of virus is it take no user interaction.. Conficker spreads via Microsoft Windows Server Service RPC , no user interaction need, but boot the machine, have connected to a network also since you state that you hate Mac, Then why post on the board unless you are trolling. the second part is exactly what I was posting about, its being a not appropiate target to hackers is due to a security model also lets look at the older Mac Os.. IT had viruses even though it had a much smaller user base than they do now.. simple logic.. user base has nothing to do
  10. The subject of same-sex marriages is a highly charged emotional topic tied up with politics. We have a forum for topics such as this. In the future please post topics such as this in the World and Politics forum. Thank you. hitest I wasn't posting in regards to same sex marriage, I simply made a small statement about Apple, which this entire thread is about Apple... It was nothing to get excited over... If i wanted a political debate about same sex marriage, my post would of contained nothing about Apple, and more about same sex marriage... You are kind of stretching my one sentence, I
  11. wow, spreading FUD now. .I understand Peaches that you are not the author, but come on this story comes from MS and was shot down last week as not really a security problem, why.. first you need physical access to the machine. you also need to have the root account on the machine.. if you have both of these you do not need to write an exploit you own the machine.. also you need a specific intel chipset.. this who 'exploit' is nothing more than a user with root access can simply write to memory in Linux while on windows there is no tool to do so, so this makes it harder? just like on a linux
  12. zfs is going to stay server by default.. ZFS would be awesome as its features are well worth the fact that it is not 100% yet. I use it on my solaris systems and my Linux systems. When LVM get the ability to do snap backups .. well it will be the only other filesystem that comes close to the usefulness of ZFS
  13. this version will include memory randomization and no exe bit (as those are intel specific programmings..) which means OSX will not be susceptible to the hack that won Charlie Miller $10,000 this year. . Also they are talking about adding application sandboxing, which would give you what solaris can do with zones for linux/bsd with jails.
  14. No operating system is perfectly secure. Some hardened versions of BSD like OpenBSD are quite secure. Lets say we reversed the popularity of windows and OSX, something tells me, OSX would have far more viruses than windows XP does in reality today. But who knows, you also have to calculate the difference in income, of course more money = more staff. So maybe, maybe not. But as it stands, there is no possible way that OSX is more secure than windows XP and I do love Windows XP ( nlited of course ;3 ) hmm, I love ignorance.. first name how OSX is not secure and what features it is missing
  15. in Truth all Operating systems are easy to attack. just get the user to run the software. And all software has bugs.. until we create the perfect compiler we do not have a chance to write perfect code. And this windows is more popular is a great myth, as a hack that breaks into a Mac would likely work on any UNIX/Linux system which at last count out numbered windows installs with a much higher profile. The simple fact is that virus spread is slower due to the root/user model of a UNIX system compared to the User is admin model of a Windows system. Now if we move windows to a Domain and contro
  16. is this going to be connected to the Internet, It is never a good Ideal to run MS SQl on the same system as a Internet facing web server. .NET will make Resource friendly hard and I am assuming you want free so here we go http://www.411asp.net/home/webapps/forum (listing of asp.net forum software free or not) http://www.dmgforums.com/ (free) We only use share point, but I would not recommend it.. Almost all web stuff I do is LAMP based so, I can not give advice on specific ASP.net software sorry.
  17. reading the comments found this.. I followed the steps and ran into the same problem finding the plist file in leopard. I looked around a little bit, and found that you dont need perian or to change the midi settings at all. In fact, you can turn on Dolby Digital passthrough and get that nice little red dolby digital light (if you have an onkyo amp) by going to the preferences while in the dvd player, it has to be stopped first, and under “disc setup” the audio options at the bottom allow you specify which output you want…and select whatever is appropriate. Hope that helps anyone with leopard!
  18. try a spotlight search of com.cod3r.a52codec.plist
  19. yes but also remember that HFS is a journalized File system so 10% of the 120gig is used for file system overhead that you will never get back. isteve has good advice.. since I think you are using this for movies, what I did is set up a small nas with freenas and that is my drive storage.. or add a drive (http://www.123macmini.com/accessories/guide/enclosures.html) I like the ministack. good luck
  20. I am not sure which stuff you are talking about? give me an example.. OSX is pretty lean, like equation editor is nothing more than a small (few K) but is part of the PDF engine which is also apart of the print driver.. so as you can see most things are reused to save space.
  21. I would not remove languages because you do not need it, but software compiled my need it.. as for software just drag to the trash from applications.
  22. I understand the frustration... but remember its not that they are not allowing... you must have a HDCP approved Codex to do 5.1 (or better) and that is a licencing fee. My Dell does not do 5.1 either with out a plugin the same as the apple. it says 5.1 on everything.. but does not put it out.. I blame the MPAA and RIAA for all of the copywrite protection. but frustration noted and I believe Apple should have a help on their site that tells you how to do this.
  23. see this http://geekwithfamily.com/2007/07/05/home-...icktime-player/
  24. better option found.. Format.. reinstall.. install malwarebytes worked like a dream..