Backdoor Trojan for Windows ported to Mac OS

By Emil ยท 61 replies
Feb 28, 2011
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    I was at a "CompUSA in Delaware, speaking to one of the floor salesmen. CompUSA sold Apple product, and pandered to the Apple fan base, with meetings, seminars, and such.

    The gentleman told me they mostly presented themselves as inaccessible, know nothing, snobs. I have no basis on which to dispute the veracity of that assessment.

    Apple computers really weren't a force in the market until they installed Intel CPUs, and allowed Windows dual booting. In effect, they've become a PC, yet we still have to listen to itinerant *****s spout Apple superiority / mythology / dogma..

    The Apple OS, at least to me, looks like it was designed by Fischer-Price. The novelty of the "follow the bouncing ball" icons wears off in a big hurry. Then you have the privacy invasion / DRM onslaught of "iTunes". Who needs that crap? Then there was the entire false "I'm a PC" advertising campaign. If I were in M$'s legal department, I'd have been suing almost daily over that garbage.
  2. Whoaman

    Whoaman TS Rookie Posts: 71

    Many of you must be quite aged I expect. If I was to try to extrapolate any well-thought content out of any of these Apple-envy replies it would amount to a trifle at best.

    Why is it that you think so many countless posts and reviews on the computer technology sites revolve around "is it as good as a Mac \ iPad \ iPhone \ iPod"?

    Every single company is out there breaking their backs to try to best Apple in almost every field Apple plays on. Do you think they are all wasting their time and you are all so much smarter?

    Is there really so much merit to clinging so vociferously to the rusty old by-gone era technology WinPcs? Crikey, most of them are still booting from a BIOS.

    Change is difficult the older we get but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. This industry is evolving quickly and Apple is leading the way. I fear many of you crotchety old fools will get left behind if you aren't able to move beyond this superfluous wining.
  3. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544


    Quoting a lockpicker (Mr. Adam Flores) from 1780:
    "- No system or security device is 100% secure, there is *always* another way in!"

    As for the "100%" secure OS mentioned in a link above; there is *always* another way in! (*Evil laughter)
  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,350   +292

    It's official, Cap... You are my role model!
  5. Whoaman

    Whoaman TS Rookie Posts: 71

    Me too Cappy!
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Are they smoking weed or something?

    Have you ever bothered to know how many features Apple copied for their OS from MS? For example, Time Machine is a (better) ripoff of Microsoft's System Restore, newer iOS will implement Microsoft's Photo Hub concept, majority of the reviews prefer Win7s taskbar and jumplist over Mac OS's Dock ........ the fact is both Apple and Microsoft continue to follow each other (read copy) newer concepts which make their respective OS better for their audience. So I am not buying this clap trap anyway. And now that Apple is selling PC Clones at higher premium prices, hence the force in argument for it to be superior is very much limited.

    Now to iphone, when I went to buy a new smartphone few months ago, I tried iphone 4 and SGS side by side for hours, and my conclusion was iphone 4 is a brick which is better suited to attack a burglar who is trying to break into your house (and I never counted in the antenna issues due to death grip). So remember, iPhone is no longer the buzzword if you haven't noticed, it is taking the biggest hit everywhere as Android spread at phenomenal rate.
  7. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    the best thing about an iphone is that you can jailbreak it and you finally get to do what you want on in :)
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Well you never need to 'jail break' an Android device and have whatever you want on it. But if your geek nerve still want to do bit more you can simply root your device. ;)
  9. Whoaman

    Whoaman TS Rookie Posts: 71

    Instead you get to wait half a century for the vendor to offer their device specific Apple-chasing Android upgrade. Accept it never came because your phone was already obsolete by then. Luckily it actually was about the size and weight of a brick so you can still make it useful. ;)
  10. Whoaman

    Whoaman TS Rookie Posts: 71

    You've convinced me to be a Winboy. You wouldn't happen to have an extra of the Bill Gates picture you like to use, the vendors haven't stocked any for decades. :(
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Ref: Post # 50: Fortunately , iphone 4 makes the best brick you can buy (if you have lots of money to blow out on overpriced and under-featured device when compared to competition) and yet it can be excellent weapon to attack any unwanted visitor (read "burglar") or treat "Lawrence of Incompetence".
  12. Regardless of whose a 'troll' and whos not, you're both losers. You have nothing better to do than argue with each other about the most accurate definition of 'troll' or the classic 'apple vs. windows, whos better debate'. Why not have a constructive conversation about the topic...Get a life and a clue.

    Both of you are fools for thinking that one of you is better/smarter for using the 'better' OS. I mean seriously they're both computers aren't they?!? Essentially they both do the same tasks and parties for both sides could argue pros and cons of the opposite OS!!

    Split hairs if you like, I'm gonna just stick to using whatever I like and what I think works best...I expect every other person to do the same...its called freewill. I guess if you enjoy meaningless arguing with strangers stick to each his own.

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