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[6]: ???
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 21st May 2011 12:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ???"
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MS provides an AV because due to the legacy of its terrible security in the recent past

Define "recent".

There hasn't been an outbreak (i.e., like in the XP days) of anything since the release of Vista.

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RE[7]: ???
by Gone fishing on Sat 21st May 2011 13:51 in reply to "RE[6]: ???"
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Vista comes out in 2006 - much improved in security appalling in most other respects, XP service pack 3 in 2008.

Mid last decade, probably the worst years for out of control virus problems, most viruses in the wild date from 2007.

So lets say recent past is about then.

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RE[7]: ???
by smashIt on Sat 21st May 2011 20:00 in reply to "RE[6]: ???"
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There hasn't been an outbreak (i.e., like in the XP days) of anything since the release of Vista.

and even then the 2 major outbreaks came from people not updating their systems

how long was iloveyou patched before the actual virus came around? 3 month?

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