The freeze will last 24 hours, which will give Apple the time to determine what security policies needed to be changed, if any.
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- While reading Honan's article of the play-by-play of his "epic hack", did anyone else think to themselves, "Wow. That's a really circuitious way to gain control of a guy's Twitter.", or was it just me?Aug 9, 2012
- Doh!Aug 9, 2012
- why do u sound like thatAug 11, 2012
- Frozen Apples, Apples with worms in them, Apples with viruses is them, these rotten Apples need to be thrown out.
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- eww why do u even eat itAug 13, 2012
- Hmmm... Wonder if Apple is gonna blame this one on Microsoft too.
At least do your research on Macs before you embarrass yourself with your dramatic rants. A little home work on your end might help construct a more intelligent response. So here's the facts for you:
1. Macs uses, and orders, the exact same internal hardware than PC's, from the exact same companies.
2. Your secure iCloud files are actually run by Microsoft servers.
3. There are far more Windows based PC's than Macs. That alone speaks volumes in many areas, more on that later on.
4. Apple used Microsoft programming and software for years. It was actually Microsoft programming that saved Apple from going bankrupt. Here's a link with Steve Jobs admitting that himself:
Stop arguing about mac vs pc Despite the similarities between the two, Macs in numbers and percentage don't get as many viruses as Windows. But it has nothing to do with their software, or systems, being "superior" to Windows. Think of the programmers who write these viruses as employees or business owners. Like any business investment, viruses and malware take time and manpower to develop. And just like any business, they want the best possible return on investment of this time and manpower. It makes the most sense to cast the widest net and write the viruses for Windows machines, very simply because many many many many more people use Windows PC's than Mac's. And speaking statistically, the more machines running a specific platform, the more users are going to exist who don't update their security patches, or will allow viruses to be installed on their machines.
And even though the number of Mac users has grown over the years, Mac hasn't come within a universe of being used more than Windows. So it still makes the most sense to write these viruses for Windows users. Therefore, Mac users are subsequently safer than Windows users. The percentage of Mac users allowing viruses on their machines has grown evenly with the amount of Mac PC's being used. So, statistically speaking, yes you are more safe on Mac, but not for any superior software, or because they're more secure than Windows. Very simple, true fact.
There has been no impartial research conducted in this area, so it is nothing more than opinion. And if you walk into any Apple store, you will find long lines of people waiting to have one of the many Apple devices looked at for repair. Speaking from personal experience (owning and operating multiple computer repair establishments), we repair the same percentage of Apple PC's as Window PC's in relative percentage to household share. Simply put, say 100 people in the United States own computers. 90 of those use Windows PC's, 10 use Apple. 45 Windows users take in their computer for repairs, 5 Apple users take in their computers for repairs. While more overall Windows users took in their computers for repair than Mac, 50% of each took them in. Now that specific percentage is not relative to actual percentage of my companies, it's an example, but the percentages are identical relative to household use. And while, yes, you probably know more people with problems related to Windows PC's, you most likely know more people with Windows than iOS. The fact is Apple computers don't install as many viruses because there aren't as many out there. It has nothing to do with superior hardware or software.Aug 15, 2012