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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RE: Apple is not responsible
by WereCatf on Sat 21st May 2011 18:35 UTC in reply to "Apple is not responsible"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Is Apple responsible if you fall for a scam?


You're missing the whole point: Apple specifically tells AppleCare NOT to tell customers if their Macs are infected by it. That's not just negligence, that's downright malicious.

No one is saying Apple should be held responsible if people fall for scams. But people ARE saying Apple is responsible if they tell their employees not to inform people of such even if the employees know about it.

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