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 imaginant on Sat 21st May 2011 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ???"
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I wonder if you are missing the point. If there is a real security threat, Mac Users should be informed, especially since it is their heedlessness (those that are affected, not all Mac users) which contributes to the problem. There is NO need to recommend that users use Norton. There IS a need to reinforce the notion that no unsolicited software should ever be allowed to install by typing in your password. By not admitting the problem, Apple ignores a great opportunity to use this as a teaching point in the One-on-one program, which many of the unsophisticated users purchase. The same goes for Genius appointments. Both of these programs provide exceptional value for Mac users. Why undermine them?

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