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 Kivada on Sat 21st May 2011 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ???"
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NortoN? You're kidding right? Just use the OS X port of ClamAV OSS to the rescue again...

Nah, you get whats coming to you if you blindly follow every advertisement and install random sketch files because the flashy thing says to.

Take it the same way as the "Nigerian", everyone has revived some variant of this, it's been floating around for DECADES, and yet every few months we hear yet another story of some moron that tossed their life's savings into the abyss.

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