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Old 02-01-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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I've heard it described as a digital Pearl Harbor, only this could be global. Is Apple the only answer to avoid this?
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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Perhaps I'm clueless and haven't been paying attention, but what's Daemon? The only "daemon" I know is when a bad email address bounces and I get the Mailer Daemon reply.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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I think it's a movie.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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There's a book, published just this month I think, titled Daemon, by Daniel Suarez. However, I heard on the news that this super worm could become a reality within the next year or two, taking down computer networks all over the world. It does not need human assistance to continue once it starts.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I heard on the news that this super worm could become a reality within the next year or two, taking down computer networks all over the world. It does not need human assistance to continue once it starts.
Already happened - it was called Blaster...
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Oogie, boogie, boogie.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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Blaster, hmm? I got hit with a nasty, porn-laden bug a while back; was that it? And Tek, be nice. boogie
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Already happened - it was called Blaster...
And Nimda, and Code Red, and a million other worms. Not exactly a new concept. The first post sounds more like an Apple fanboy spreading FUD.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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And Nimda, and Code Red, and a million other worms. Not exactly a new concept. The first post sounds more like an Apple fanboy spreading FUD.


Oh no, really! I am just a remedial computer user who let the news put some fear into me. I don't even know what "spread FUD" means.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Oh no, really! I am just a remedial computer user who let the news put some fear into me. I don't even know what "spread FUD" means.
There's even a wiki article about it. :>
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