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: :)
by senshikaze on Wed 25th May 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to ":)"
senshikaze
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2011-03-08


You know what, as someone who's used Windows over Mac and liked it that way, i have a great feeling of smug satisfaction knowing i can walk up to pretentious mac users and say "welcome to hell suckers!" ;)


And as a Linux user I'll just be over here, not burning.
;)

What I want to know is how they got it to not ask permission. My work mac still sometimes asks me for the password when opening Chrome.(I guess due to the auto-updater? Not sure)

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