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All mobile platforms remained unscathed. Folks say they won't leave them alone in 2010.

We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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None of those articles disprove anything. They are just opinion pieces.

Wow, rather than trying to confront any of the facts given in any of the articles, you just give the opinion that they are opinions. I hate to break it to you but "security through obsuricty" is in itself an opinion, not fact.

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There are trojans for OSX. Bundled with software the user would very well give authorization for the software and thus get infected. Granted a user has to authorize this. But that is also true of Vista or 7.

True there are some trojans for OS X, but not any where near approaching OS X's market share. This is due to OSX superior security to Windows, not your opinion that its only because there are less Macs than Windows computers. The numbers do not add up. But more serious than trojans are viruses, which Vista has been hit with. OSX has been immune.

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I have heard from many OSX users that they got keylogged and their WoW accounts hacked.
OSX has been hacked twice now, two years in a row. In a matter of minutes. That sort of speaks for itself. It's not as secure as you think and there are vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

Consumer Reports gives tales of OSX users who report their computers have been infected with viruses. The problem is that there are no viruses for OSX. Its equally unlikely that those WoW users were keylogged. More likely their passwords were very easy to guess, or they left it on a note where a roommate could find it. Rather than admit they made a mistake, they blame it on "hackers".

Milller has admitted that he researched the current exploit for a year, not the minutes you are implying. That truly does speak for itself.
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