Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:21 PM
Posted 20 February 2006 - 06:44 PM
Edit - third comment - everyone should run Little Snitch or a similar OSX program to see what is trying to access the internet and stop it if appropriate.
Posted 20 February 2006 - 06:46 PM
Posted 20 February 2006 - 06:51 PM
Is there any good antivirus or firewall software that works on hackintoshes?
I guess I edited my post to add the Little Snitch comment just as you were posting, but I can recommend it. Also I use Symantec AV for virus protection. Unfortunately I have had real problems with Symantec's firewall product for OSX.
Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:36 PM
Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:56 PM
Not being serious btw, but I thought I'd say it before someone else does!
Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:58 PM
But yeah, they'll probably get a little more common. Numbers don't mean anything though, Apache is much more widely installed than IIS, but it has less (serious at least) vulnerabilities.
Posted 20 February 2006 - 10:37 PM
Nevertheless as popularity of OS X continues to grow, expect more threats coming along, so is good to always keep your eyes open for suspicious software, for example a widget asking for an administrator's password, or an app sent by a IM Buddy with a vague message. So do minimum security efforts like not using administrator accounts for everyday use, turn the firewall on, etc (applicable to all platforms)
Lets not forget that OS X IS MORE SECURE than windows it is more secure by DESING, by DEFAULT (a lot to work in this one from apple needs to be done, like not encouraging users to use administrative accounts, have the built in firewall on, etc) and more secure in DEPLOYMENT
I know that many (if not most) of the members of this forum already know this, and probably better than me. I hope this cleared a bit the mind of those who didn’t.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 02:28 AM
In terms of virus scanning software, get ClamXAV. It works, it takes up little resources, and it detects Oompa-Loompa.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:34 PM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:42 PM
And some more flaws:
It maybe be the first virus in 5 years, but the Mac community 5 years ago is nothing compared to what it is now. IMO, hackers seem to be trying harder to find faults in OS X, they just found a security hole in safari yesterday..
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