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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They actually removed safety checks in Windows 7, it may be better for the user, but it doesn't make it more secure.

But I've never seen malware on Windows ask for admin-password or anything like that. The malware usually just runs because it exploits a bug in windows.

I fully understand why the prompt was added in Windows, but it didn't make it much more safe.

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