Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 17:02 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Mac OS X Well, it took them long enough. Apple has finally acknowledged the existence of the MAC Defender trojan, and has offered removal instructions. The company has also promised a security update to Mac OS X that will block MAC Defender and its variants from working. All this information was published in the form of a support document on Apple's website. Update: Well, that was fast. A new variant of the trojan, called Mac Guard, has been discovered. Unlike previous variants, this one does not require users to enter their administrative password.
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Finally
by wereling on Wed 25th May 2011 17:43 UTC
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Considering the reputation that Applecare has I'm amazed it took them this long to deal with. I know Apple has made "It doesn't get malware" part of its "it just works" marketing line, but you'd think that they would respond to something like this faster.

Given the premium price Apple charges for its hardware were I an owner of a OSX product I would be completely incensed. I feel sorry for the tech support reps who had to bear the brunt of that anger.

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