Linked by HAL2001 on Thu 19th May 2011 12:10 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "A little over two weeks have passed since the appearance of MAC Defender, the fake AV solution targeting Mac users. And seeing that the approach had considerable success, it can hardly come as a surprise that attackers chose to replicate it. This time, the name of the rogue AV is Mac Protector, and the downloaded Trojan contains two additional packages. As with MAC Defender, the application requires root privileges to get installed, so the user is asked to enter the password."
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RE: We told you so
by Kivada on Thu 19th May 2011 14:47 UTC in reply to "We told you so"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Whatever makes you feel better, these "viruses" require you to purposefully download them and give them root privileges.

Mac users still don't have to care as per the usual since they can only get pwnt if they do something obscenely retarded unlike other OSs that will remain unnamed that might as well come preloaded with viruses since it already comes with preloaded malware 90% of the time anyways.

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