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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by toast88 on Sat 21st May 2011 06:31 UTC in reply to "???"
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That policy makes zero sense and I'm glad it's been outed. If anything it's a great opportunity for Apple to educate its user base on trojans and promote their shiny, new app store.

Please don't get me started on the Mac app store. They're having similar sorts of issues with security there, since they're keeping important updates to apps in the store back [1].



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