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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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 25th May 2011 17:44 UTC
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Oh-Em-G Thom is sooo anti-Apple! Why does this obvious Apple-hater get to post about Apple when Apple is truly awesome! </sarcasm>

I figured I'd just post it before somebody else did.

But seriously, it's one thing to remain tight-lipped about security holes as the other OS and software vendors tend to do, but to instruct employees to explicitly deny the existence of a trojan, even one that doesn't exploit OS design but user carelessness, is something else.

But, at least they are actually working on it.

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