Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 17:02 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Mac OS X Well, it took them long enough. Apple has finally acknowledged the existence of the MAC Defender trojan, and has offered removal instructions. The company has also promised a security update to Mac OS X that will block MAC Defender and its variants from working. All this information was published in the form of a support document on Apple's website. Update: Well, that was fast. A new variant of the trojan, called Mac Guard, has been discovered. Unlike previous variants, this one does not require users to enter their administrative password.
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RE: Finally
by libray on Wed 25th May 2011 19:56 UTC in reply to "Finally"
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Applecare has a good reputation but is nothing more than an extended warranty. It's the same thing that most people refuse when leaving a store with new goods. If I pay 10% extra for a purchase, I'd better get something out of it. Since the hardware surprisingly fails, people are happy they bought the extended warranty.

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