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Old 05-25-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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A curious thing though, rather than calling the malware a trojan, which is what it is, they use the term phishing, which it is not. Seems they still don't want to admit their OS is not as immune as they want you to believe, user intervention required or not.
Well, I don't think there is any software for any platform that can stop a user from dousing their computer in gasoline and lighting it on fire. Its one thing to ensure the doors are locked, but if the user lets the wrong ones in, there's only so much you can do as the OS.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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A new variant of MacDefender called MacGuard is out that DOES NOT ask for or require your password, you do still get the installer screen though. I suspect even that will go away before long.

Newest MacDefender Scareware Installs Without a Password | PCWorld
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Here's a better link with a timeline and better description.

Apple malware evolved – No password required | Naked Security
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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LMAO, as long as there are computer users there will be issues like this on any platform...

BIG DEAL.....

As long as criminals exist and the all-mighty buck rules the day stuff like this will continue to happen.

And pathetically windows users will ha-ha we are superior to the Mac users and the Mac users will ha-ha we are superior back.

It gets real old..........
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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lets start a thread on the value of Black and Decker tools over Mikita tools....
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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lets start a thread on the value of Black and Decker tools over Mikita tools....
Is that even a debate? B&D is plastic junk.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Is that even a debate? B&D is plastic junk.
All of them use plastics, including Dewalt (B&D). I have both Makita and Dewalt. By the way, I was comparing some power tools (Makita, Dewalt, and others), and then realized that all had a "made in China sticker"
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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All of them use plastics, including Dewalt (B&D). I have both Makita and Dewalt. By the way, I was comparing some power tools (Makita, Dewalt, and others), and then realized that all had a "made in China sticker"
Well, that may be so,,, but my Husqvarna chainsaw trumps anyone's Stihl!!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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All of them use plastics, including Dewalt (B&D). I have both Makita and Dewalt. By the way, I was comparing some power tools (Makita, Dewalt, and others), and then realized that all had a "made in China sticker"
The difference is that the good tools like Makita will have steel gears instead of plastic.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The difference is that the good tools like Makita will have steel gears instead of plastic.
Most are pretty much the same nowadays (made in China). But I do agree with you that the old Makita tools were a lot nicer. Dewalt is the same as B&D (same company), and while I prefer the slider Makita 12" compound/miter saw to the Dewalt one, both are quite good. I like the way Makita routed the power leads leading to the motor, and also the smoothness of the spring for the handle. When you bring the blade down, this movement is very uniform and smooth. The Dewalt is not as smooth.

A lot of the Makita 18-Volt drivers have batteries that are more compact than the Dewalt ones, and come with a belt clip. These also incorporate a work LED in front. The Dewalt ones don't have a belt clip, just a hole for a lanyard, the battery sticks down more, and don't come with a work light (LED) like the Makita. That said, I was comparing a Makita circular saw to a Ridgid one (same specifications, and both made in China): the Ridgid's plates that show the cut angle-degrees were quite superior to the ones on the Makita. All the angle numbers are stamped on stainless steel plates, and right in the open facing the operator. The one at the rear of the blade on the Makita is out of view and one has to bend over to look at it since it's hidden at the side. I was surpriced of how much modern the Ridgid looked compared to the Makita. Both had the same price, too.
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