Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 23:11 UTC
Mac OS X Yesterday we reported that Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, due for release coming Friday, contained some form of malware and/or virus protection. Since the scope of this protective measure was not yet known - nor if it even existed at all - I thought it would be best to write another post detailing that yes, it's real, and yes, it's all relatively crude.
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Why not check .dmg's and .zips too?
by MahRain on Thu 27th Aug 2009 07:36 UTC
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Since Apple is already verifying .dmg's using FSCK when mounting them, and the Archive Utility does some checksumming on .zips before extracting, it seems trivial to implement the Xprotect function in these toolchains too.

I can only imagine this is an easy update in 10.6.x if the need arises.

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