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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But, by default, you aren't asked for admin access any where close to as much as you were in Vista. The difference is that by default, the really, really stupid mistakes people make are covered - not every little thing. I personally have my default OS X account not set to be admin and so I get asked for my root password a lot more, but then I *read* the pop-up and decide if it's a threat or not. I don't just click through mindlessly.

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