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 zetsurin on Thu 26th May 2011 02:57 UTC in reply to ":)"
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"I'll buy anything shiny that's made by apple"

They're actually worse than that, it's more like:

"I'll ONLY buy anything shiny that's made by apple".

I think you're entitled to some smugness. It balances out all the Apple user smugness that's been polluting the interwebs. I'm an Apple user myself, but also own competing products. Essentially I buy whatever suits my needs without caring too much about who makes it. That steps me out of line a bit on the Apple forums I frequent though.

Those apologist Apple users are now trying to insist that - get this - the lack of malware on the Mac was due to the more intelligent users (as they can't use the 'better OS' argument now), but now an increase of malware on OSX can be attributed by the lower intelligence of the newer switchers. Unbelievably, they still manage to try to out-smug the smug!

It's always simply been because Apple has a smaller user-base. I think that fact can't be argued anymore, there will be loads more malware on the way given the press this this one has received.

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