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 danbuter on Sat 21st May 2011 20:56 UTC in reply to "Apple is not responsible"
danbuter
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2011-03-17

Mac Defender is NOT a virus (and there never has been even a single Mac OS X virus!). It's a "scareware" scam, in which a naive user blindly uses their own password to purposely install a bad application.


Many Windows viruses are the same thing. Do they not count, either?

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