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: How is this Apple's problem?
by flanque on Thu 26th May 2011 08:27 UTC in reply to "How is this Apple's problem?"
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

Yeah sure.. If this was Windows it'd be WTF M$ ARe SO CrAP!!!

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Yeah sure.. If this was Windows it'd be WTF M$ ARe SO CrAP!!!


No.. Microsoft are still fledglings in the user experience. They just about got it right in Windows 7, but in Vista, every time you sneezed, you were asked to authorize it with the admin account. Try running Vista with multiple user logins, some of which aren't admins... you pretty much can't do anything as a standard user because you need an admin password repeatedly.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I think we're talking under different contexts of your original post.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The frequency at wich these popups appeared was annoying, but also the darkening of the background and then switching back to color after you guessed your password right. My eyes and brain didn't like that one bit.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

They actually removed safety checks in Windows 7, it may be better for the user, but it doesn't make it more secure.

But I've never seen malware on Windows ask for admin-password or anything like that. The malware usually just runs because it exploits a bug in windows.

I fully understand why the prompt was added in Windows, but it didn't make it much more safe.

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