Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th May 2011 20:37 UTC
Apple I have personally tried to pretty much let the whole MAC Defender trojan thing pass by, since we're not a security website. However, we have an interesting turn of events this week. An article over at Ars Technica quotes several anonymous Apple Store employees as saying that the infection rate of Macs brought into the Apple store has gone up considerably. More interestingly though, Apple's official policy states that Apple Store employees are not allowed to talk about infections to anyone - they're not even allowed to inform Mac owners if they find the infection without the customer's knowledge. Another interesting tidbit: Apple mandates the use of Norton Antivirus on company Macs, according to one Apple Store genius.
Permalink for comment 474027
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by macUser on Fri 20th May 2011 20:46 UTC
Member since:

That policy makes zero sense and I'm glad it's been outed. If anything it's a great opportunity for Apple to educate its user base on trojans and promote their shiny, new app store.

Reply Score: 11