Linked by HAL2001 on Thu 19th May 2011 12:10 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "A little over two weeks have passed since the appearance of MAC Defender, the fake AV solution targeting Mac users. And seeing that the approach had considerable success, it can hardly come as a surprise that attackers chose to replicate it. This time, the name of the rogue AV is Mac Protector, and the downloaded Trojan contains two additional packages. As with MAC Defender, the application requires root privileges to get installed, so the user is asked to enter the password."
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We told you so
by sparkyERTW on Thu 19th May 2011 12:50 UTC
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2010-06-09

See, this is exactly why every Mac user that brags about the fact that "they don't have to worry about viruses" makes me want to reach out and give them a hard slap in the face.

(Note that I'm not saying ALL Mac users; I'm sure there are a substantial portion that have a healthy and informed knowledge of computer security)

The ONLY thing that makes OS X less prone to attack is disinterest from malware creators. Looks like that era might be fading.

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