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Rainmaker
3,613,923
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Right now I own a PC.  Tried a Mac once, we did not get along.  However, I have been considering giving it another shot.

Mar 25, 2016 08:41 PM
Ambassador
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I use AVG for MAC. It is more difficult to write malware on OSX but it can be done. I did have one piece of malware. AVG deleted it.

Mar 26, 2016 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,138
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't use  MAC and have always taken security seriously and have yet to have a problem. But from what I've read, MAC users now can't be too complacent anymore.

Mar 25, 2016 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,161,791
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a MAC guy, so will be interested in the answers!

Mar 25, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
576,323
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Apple has done a superb job of brainwashing users into believing "it can't happen here". And now it's happening.

Mar 25, 2016 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Nothing as I have not used Macs in years.

Mar 25, 2016 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

MACs have been vulnerable for years. Now that Apple has a bigger market share they are getting more attention from the hackers. I'm using PCs but propection is similar for any computer; have at least 3 layers of virus and malware protection and use it regularly.

Mar 25, 2016 06:08 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gary Coles (International Referrals) - not a MAC person - however, sure enough, one needs to protect one's private information - no matter what.

Mar 25, 2016 04:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,988,128
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have a PC - I am used to the threat! LOL

Mar 25, 2016 11:46 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Shocking the amount of time, money , and memory spent fighting off these criminals.  When will the fbi start prosecuting this drain on the economy?

Mar 26, 2016 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,923
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not shocked at all.  That is probably the zero-day one I was reading about this morning as well.  Macs were the kings of "security by obscurity" before they started using Intel chips and running Linux, essentially becoming over priced PCs.

Mar 26, 2016 08:09 AM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I don't do Apples in the tech world.  However, there ain't nothin' that can't be broken or hacked.  Just my opinion. 

Mar 26, 2016 02:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not use a MAC. This will be a good blog topic for you.

Mar 26, 2016 12:59 AM
Ambassador
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gary - There has always been malware out there for macs - it has been a bit more difficult for hackers, but not impossible and now it's just getting more prevalent. We use Norton and haven't had any problems.

Mar 25, 2016 11:38 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I'm checking out the link.  I don't want anything happening to any of our Mac products.

Mar 25, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We use both - never a problem with our Macs

Mar 25, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have never had a problem on my Mac with viruses. However, I periodically run a Malwarebytes scan. It's free and recommended by Apple if you want to check.

Mar 25, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Mar 25, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainer
90,455
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

 We've being using Macs since 1986. Never had a virus. Real simple. Only download apps from known and vetted sources. Like Sam says, you have to go through several steps before a Mac can be infected.

Mar 25, 2016 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,309
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Good to know they caught it. To get infect it one has to something out of the ordinary...

Mar 25, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,530,406
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

We had some weird stuff contacted Apple, and it was a hoax trying to sell us some bogus help.  Check with Apple.  We have not had any problems since  A

Mar 25, 2016 01:53 PM