I’ve written several times about why Mac’s are in some cases, superior to PCs. In a previous post I talked about Microsoft’s lack of standard’s compliance. Another good reason for choosing a mac is that relatively few viruses affect them, which is important today.
Right now a nasty virus/worm is going around the internet
update A mass-mailing virus quickly spread through the Internet on Monday, compromising computers so that they attack the SCO Group’s Web server with a flood of data on Feb. 1, according to antivirus companies.
The virus–known as MyDoom, Novarg and as a variant of the Mimail virus by different antivirus companies–arrives in an in-box with one of several different random subject lines, such as “Mail Delivery System,” “Test” or “Mail Transaction Failed.” The body of the e-mail contains an executable file and a statement such as: “The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment.”
Antivirus companies were scrambling on Monday afternoon to learn more about the virus, which started spreading at about noon PST. The virus affects computers running Windows versions 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP.
This is a nasty virus. It really won’t hurt you, but it appears to be meant to target corporate sites with denial of service type attacks.
I was sent the virus. Somehow it slipped through my ISP’s anti-virus.
I got it, opened it, and looked at it, and used the power of OS X to destroy it. I did keep a copy of it to send to someone who might write me nasty comments to my more political mided posts.
Just one more reason to use a Mac, and ditch the Windows.