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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Alert the enemy
by wocowboy on Wed 25th May 2011 17:56 UTC
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I guess Apple was supposed to come out & make a statement the day this attack began in the wild, saying what it was, exactly what they planned to do about it on what day, what method they were going to use, everything that the enemy (creators of the malware) needed to know in order to alter their product before the fix was released so it could avoid the fix and continue infecting millions of other machines. Telling the enemy exactly what your are going to do before you attack them has always worked well in the past, has it not???? Sheesh.

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