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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RE: How is this Apple's problem?
by pantheraleo on Thu 26th May 2011 14:10 UTC in reply to "How is this Apple's problem?"
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If people are silly enough to download and run trojans, why is it Apple's responsibility to fix the damage that occurs?

Most computer problems are caused by users screwing up their own systems. If "user screwed it up. So we don't have to support it" is the end-all of tech support, than computer companies might as well not even provide it.

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