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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To look at this from Apple's perspective, we must consider the various costs associated with any direct assistance given to users regarding this new trojan.

The reasons are obvious: Apple wants people to think there are NO such things for Macs, and they don't want to waste their time on those who have.

It still doesn't make it any more right, you know, no matter how you spin it.

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