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.
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by brynet on Fri 20th May 2011 22:33 UTC
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It's a Unix system, if you willingly elevated the permissions of a 3rd party executable, well then you're an idiot.

I'm all for blaming the vendor for attracting stupid uninformed users though, there was an opportunity to teach them how not to blindly trust.. wait a minute, wasn't there an article about that the other day? something about the mind of a Mac user is similar to that of a religulous loser?

Edited 2011-05-20 22:38 UTC

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