Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Aug 2009 21:56 UTC
Mac OS X With Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system arriving on people's doorsteps over the coming weekend, you'd think that all the new features are known by now, and there will be no more major surprises. Well, that's not entirely true: on Intego's Mac Security Blog, it is reported that Snow Leopard comes with anti-virus/malware functionality built-in. Update: Snow Leopard testers on MacRumors confirmed the functionality. How, exactly, it works, is not yet known, however.
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RE: Includes malware? ;-)
by ohbrilliance on Wed 26th Aug 2009 03:59 UTC in reply to "Includes malware? ;-)"
ohbrilliance
Member since:
2005-07-07

"I thought surely that they would scan for viruses instead of anti-viruses. ;-)"

Norton bloatware is more of a threat to my system than most viruses. There's surely a market for anti-virus scanning software ;)

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RE[2]: Includes malware? ;-)
by 3rdalbum on Wed 26th Aug 2009 04:29 in reply to "RE: Includes malware? ;-)"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

I thought surely that they would scan for viruses instead of anti-viruses. ;-)


Reminds me of a girl I used to work with. She handed me a burnt CD of Norton's and asked "Can you install this virus on my computer?"

Does anyone else out there think Apple has included this feature, not so they can block real malware, but so when Rixstep discovers the next OS X security flaw and writes a proof-of-concept exploit, Apple can block it from running and therefore leave people in the dark about the flaw?

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RE[3]: Includes malware? ;-)
by adkilla on Wed 26th Aug 2009 10:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Includes malware? ;-)"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Maybe that was her pickup line?

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RE[2]: Includes malware? ;-)
by bousozoku on Wed 26th Aug 2009 19:28 in reply to "RE: Includes malware? ;-)"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

"I thought surely that they would scan for viruses instead of anti-viruses. ;-)"

Norton bloatware is more of a threat to my system than most viruses. There's surely a market for anti-virus scanning software ;)


Indeed, but is it bloatware of crashware? The last time I had Norton Utilities on my Mac (Mac OS 8.x?) was when they introduced CrashGuard, which crashed my system more than any other software.

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