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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RE[2]: We told you so
by pantheraleo on Thu 19th May 2011 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE: We told you so"
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Actually, according to most security researchers, from a technical standpoint, Macs are more vulnerable than Windows. Apple has been pretty lax on security. Safari, for example, has more security issues than IE does. it's easier to root a Mac than it is to root Windows. The first commenter is correct. The only reason we don't see more widespread Mac infections is because it's not a high profile enough target.

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