The Perils of Cybering

The Perils of Cybering

The Perils of Cybering

by Steve Napierski to Comics

If you’re going going to cyber, I recommend using a Mac so you don’t get a virus.

Actually, I’ve been using a Mac as my main computer since 1997 and have never gotten a single virus or trojan on my computers during that time. Trust me, I’m pretty paranoid when it comes to this stuff and check pretty regularly. Of course, now that I have said something my iMac is going to be overrun with them next time I use it. Murphy’s Law, am I right?

Discussion (6)¬

  1. WorMzy
    WorMzy says:
    January 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Or save your wallet, and just use Linux. :P

  2. Painstream
    Painstream says:
    January 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Yup, keep telling everyone how good Macs are (when they’re not). The more marketable the system, the more the hacking crowd is going to target it. And, Apple products routinely are the first broken during hacking tournaments. (Sadly, yes, these exist.)

    • Nobody
      Nobody says:
      February 1, 2014 at 12:59 am #

      So true. The main reason apples are so safe is that they are not popular enough for the people who hack and/or make viruses to want to bother with learning how.

      As popularity goes up the value of learning to cause trouble for Mac users goes up.

      • porkroll
        porkroll says:
        February 1, 2014 at 1:07 am #

        With a whopping 10% market-share, Macs exhibit ‘security by obscurity’.

  3. Fox
    Fox says:
    January 31, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I’ve been using a PC since MSDOS, and I’ve never gotten a virus, either.

    Clearly, our combined anecdotal evidence proves absolutely that computer viruses are a fabrication perpetuated by the Old Media Industry to scare people away from the Internet.

    • TheyCallMeTomu
      TheyCallMeTomu says:
      February 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

      I’ve been a PC user since MSDOS, and have only once gotten a serious virus. I obtained it by engaging in Foolish Behavior™ (not porn), and ended up having to revert to an image of my HDD I’d taken … about a day ago.

      So the moral of the story is, yes, viruses exist, but if you know what you’re doing you can avoid them, and when you DO screw up, they’re not necessarily a big deal.

      Well, unless they steal your credit card information and all that. Then you’re pretty much boned.