The report, released on Tuesday, is based on a 100,000-strong snapshot of the millions of Macs that downloaded Sophoss free Mac antivirus software. The study found that 20% of Macs were carrying one or more instances of Windows malware.
I am STILL looking to find widespread reports of the users reporting finding the Flashback trojan on their INFECTED Mac computers on the help forums! I am not finding them. They are JUST NOT THERE... yet the honey pot that Doctor Web reported they havewhich reported upwards of 600,000 infected Macs, which we now KNOW was not true and the number keeps droppingkeeps reporting the UUID's of KNOWN TO BE NON-INFECTED Macs, including brand-new, just out of the box iMacs with OSX Lion (which does not have Java installed), as being members of the supposed Mac botnet! Since this is not possible! I maintain it is most likely a hoax of a very small Trojan threat that does exist in the wild and the so-called honey pot is merely a list of known UUIDs assigned to Apple. . . otherwise we would be SEEING a lot of people with infected Macs. We simply are not seeing them.
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>>>A classic case of our self-designated Mac FUD SPREADER for-q-clinton NOT READING THE ARTICLE!PING!
I propose not pinging anything 4Q posts. He does it for one reason only: He’s trolling. When it comes to 4Q - I suggest we all ignoreanus.
I noticed you missed the 2.7% were Mac OSX malware.
And the link Hodar posted that shows windows 7 only runs a 0.4% malware infection rate.
I know of two people who got the Flashback trojan, but like I said in the other thread, they both had teenagers they aren’t monitoring, and it’s likely those teenagers visited the wrong sites or downloaded the wrong software.
I didn’t realize there were that many with Windows installed on a partition.