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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First rule of fight club....
by henderson101 on Wed 25th May 2011 22:59 UTC
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Every new Mac, without fail, I do this:

1) Create a second admin account
2) Revoke admin rights from my login account

Why? Because otherwise stupid shit like this happens. What happens if this "new" variant runs on my MacBook right about now? I would be asked for my admin account username and password. Why? Because default users can't copy or delete files from /Applications. End of threat. End of Panic. Goodnight!

Sent from my iPad 2... Lol.

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