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Virus Problems and Macs
Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:46 AM on 08.05.15
->> http://bit.ly/1E7MNH6

The Guardian reports some are being fixed but,

"For typical users, the worm is a mostly hypothetical threat compared to the already-patched web infection vector. Thunderbolt devices, which are required to spread the worm, are rarely used outside of a few niche applications, and they are shared between multiple computers even less frequently."

I suspect photographers are some of the few people who use Thunderbolt a lot.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 3:28 PM on 08.05.15
->> Until Apple put out a Security Update Mac users would be well advised to turn off their Internet connection when you're not actually on-line.
Not a solution, but it might help.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 9:20 PM on 08.13.15
->> This topic beings up something that I'd like to read more about...

What virus software are you using and what other measures are you using to secure your personal data and your image storage.

Mac users have had it relatively easy, but it looks like those days may be gone soon?
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Mat Boyle, Photographer
Pitman / Randolph | NJ | United States | Posted: 8:38 PM on 08.14.15
->> I have been using Avira for Anti-virus on my mac. Its free and it has been working well for me. You can download it from there site at http://www.avira.com/en/free-antivirus-mac
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Ralph Mawyer, Photographer
San Antonio | TX | United States | Posted: 2:36 AM on 08.15.15
->> Exposure on a Mac is still pretty minimal and significantly improved if you turn off Flash or use Google Chrome for when you need Flash.

I keep
https://www.clamxav.com on my machines. Good coverage without the heavy overhead some vendors impose. Use to be free, but charges a bit now, which is a good thing.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 11:47 AM on 08.15.15
->> This just highlights that you should maybe think twice before passing Thunderbolt Firewire or Ethernet adaptors around the workroom.

Something I've done frequently in the past.
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