Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Fri Sep 18 11:25:06 CDT 2015

Are you 100 % sure you don't need anti-malware...

from what I have seen the fix from Apple isn't a fix...

but to run SUID. Of course as you know from Facebook I am not a MAC expert, but I do know that if a product has as many lines of code in it as OS X it will have bugs and security holes...


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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Liam
> Proven
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> Subject: Re: Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]
> On 18 September 2015 at 16:55, Fred Cisin <cisin at> wrote:
> > CryptoLocker has been around for a year.  I don't think that McAfee
> > nor AVG see it.  "Well, it's not a VIRUS, . . ."
> Former AVG employee here. I quit; this is not an official statement.
> CryptoLocker/CryptoWall/etc are *not* a single program. It's a whole family
> of them. The programs are constantly modified so that the anti-malware
> doesn't pick them up until it's too late. Antimalware mostly still uses
> signature databases for identification, plus hooks for suspicious activity.
> Cryptolocker is not infectious, so it doesn't perform canonical suspicious
> activities. It opens lots of user data files but so do indexing tools from
> Windows Search to Google Desktop to Copernic.
> However, Cryptolocker et al spread by fooling users into running something
> they shouldn't run. I'm sorry, but you got suckered.
> Me, I only use Windows if someone pays me to. Life is too short otherwise.
> My desktop is a Mac (and before that was a Hackintosh); my laptops run
> Ubuntu. Both are much *much* less work and I don't need to run
> antimalware.
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