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  • 30. Re: Why Mail?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,300 points)

    No, I don't remember any of that because that was my very first computer and learning how to use one - I didn't even learn the file hierarchy, how to dig into folders, etc. until after OS 8 came out, which was also about the time I learned not to do business with AOL, LOL.

     

    Google... such a disappointment, for a company formed under the slogan "don't be evil". They have become its very embodiment.

     

    Maybe they took lessons from Mr. Zuckerman.....

  • 31. Re: Why Mail?
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    Just like biological viruses, you would not have had any reason to be concerned or even know about their existence unless your Macs were exposed to infected ones. That explains the reason they were first discovered in university settings as Mr Reed mentioned.

     

    Since networked Macs were rare even in those environments, how were these viruses propagated...?

  • 32. Re: Why Mail?
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,945 points)

    Since networked Macs were rare even in those environments, how were these viruses propagated...?

     

    Mostly on floppies. WDEF was pretty smart, actually... it infected the desktop file, which was loaded every time a disk was mounted. That helped it to spread. Its code would execute when an infected floppy was inserted, and it would copy itself to any other disks that were available.

     

    Unfortunately for WDEF, Disinfectant was free and in pretty common use in high-risk places like universities, and it blocked WDEF pretty effectively. Plus the desktop file was an unstable place to store malicious code. So it really didn't get around as much as it could have.

  • 33. Re: Why Mail?
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    Thomas A Reed wrote:

     

    Since networked Macs were rare even in those environments, how were these viruses propagated...?

     

    Mostly on floppies.

     

    a/k/a "sneakernet"

     

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  • 34. Re: Why Mail?
    f16smoke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    okay, thanks, guys.  i appreciate everyone's input.  i'm just not hearing a good reason to change the way i'm doing things. 

     

    thanks for everybody's help.  and y'all have fun with this virus thang  LOL     <--- virus

  • 35. Re: Why Mail?
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,390 points)

    Glad to help. Keep the blue side up.

  • 36. Re: Why Mail?
    michaelsip4 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    f16smoke

     

    there is no reason,  I find the cloud or web a valuable source for maintiaining my information via internet, phone or remote location.....

     

    however, I somewhat use my mail accounts or clients as backup sources when I am at a break or transition point. I find that even after the project is done or client is completed I can have copies off line oir stored in my email account on a laptop or whatever.....

     

    call it a second line of support in the event the cloud looses my info

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