Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th May 2011 20:37 UTC
Apple I have personally tried to pretty much let the whole MAC Defender trojan thing pass by, since we're not a security website. However, we have an interesting turn of events this week. An article over at Ars Technica quotes several anonymous Apple Store employees as saying that the infection rate of Macs brought into the Apple store has gone up considerably. More interestingly though, Apple's official policy states that Apple Store employees are not allowed to talk about infections to anyone - they're not even allowed to inform Mac owners if they find the infection without the customer's knowledge. Another interesting tidbit: Apple mandates the use of Norton Antivirus on company Macs, according to one Apple Store genius.
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RE[5]: ???
by Kroc on Fri 20th May 2011 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

We know Apple’s security process is slow on the uptake—that’s the real issue—but we can’t jump to the conclusion that Apple won’t ever do those things.

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RE[6]: ???
by Laurence on Sat 21st May 2011 11:39 in reply to "RE[5]: ???"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

We know Apple’s security process is slow on the uptake—that’s the real issue—but we can’t jump to the conclusion that Apple won’t ever do those things.

Hows that a defence?

The simple fact here is not that they're "slow on the uptake" but that they're proactively doing nothing.

Yes the problem here is stupid users, but its a perfect opportunity to educate them

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There is this other little problem wiht MAC users
by BrunoH on Mon 23rd May 2011 09:03 in reply to "RE[6]: ???"
BrunoH Member since:
2011-05-23

A lot of the MAC newbies surely bought their MAC after seing TV-ADs like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHFy6egYcUg

This kind of advertising might give the impression that you are safe as a MAC user. So clicking on anything on Internet surely is no problem eh..?

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