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 sparkyERTW on Fri 20th May 2011 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE: We told you so"
sparkyERTW
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2010-06-09

Mac users are more savvy and don't tend to get caught up in dumb phishing or fake av traps.


Are they, now? Hmph, I had no idea, must've missed that memo.

Please pass along the study or studies this information was uncovered, as I would greatly enjoy reading them. Hopefully my tiny pea-brain of a non-Mac user will be able to comprehend it. If I'm lucky, they'll have pretty, colorful pie charts of "savviness".

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