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What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« on: October 17, 2006, 01:57:05 PM »
MacDonalds has MacEgg on its face ...

http://www.vnunet.co...nalds-hands-maleware

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006, 01:59:19 PM »
lol! Ouch.

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006, 02:59:10 PM »
...mcdonalds-hands-maleware
[emphasis added]

I was thinking, "What the heck is maleware? Is this NSFW?"


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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 03:21:27 PM »
Yes I saw that but I didn't write the page ;)

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006, 03:37:14 PM »
Yes I saw that but I didn't write the page ;)

I know that. I just thought it was funny that the news company rags on McDonald's for handing out tainted merchandise and also saves the entry (inadvertantly I'm sure) as something someone could take as being much worse than it is. I mean look at it. It's only three words that don't even describe the article at all. "McDonald's Hands Maleware." Even if Malware was spelled correctly it doesn't give you much of an idea of the article. Maybe if it was "McDonald's Hands Out Malware."

But who am I to critique a news website?


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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006, 03:41:32 PM »
Headlines are almost always cryptic and stupid IMO. :D

It gets worse for malware shipped on music players though:
Apple Ships iPods with Windows Virus

The most interesting thing is this quote:
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The company also took the opportunity to blast Microsoft's Windows operating system for not doing more to protect customers from such malware. "As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it," Apple said.
Now who would put it past Apple to have seeded the virus themselves just to stir up a little bad publicity for MS? ;)

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 10:38:26 AM »
And now Apple introduces the iEgg ....

http://www.vnunet.co...hips-windows-malware

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006, 01:38:59 PM »
Erm, isn't that virtually the same story I posted above you? :D

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006, 02:58:46 PM »
Oops sorry ... but given that it is iJobs it is probably worth saying twice ;)

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Re: What a bunch of MacMuffins ...
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006, 04:10:10 PM »
Hehe, I'll go with that. :)

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