Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 09:14 UTC
Mac OS X Looks like Apple might have changed their mind and rushed a security update against Mac Defender a bit too quickly. "Hours after Apple released [the] update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild. This one has a new name, Mdinstall.pkg, and it has been specifically formulated to skate past Apple's malware-blocking code." Update: And one day later, Apple has updated its malware definitions to detect the new version. MD's turn.
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brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

Apple's automatic updates detect and disable that junk; but beyond that, anyone can run Intego VirusBarrier x6 (as I and others do), and see that it would detect and quarantine/remove this crap reactively if necessary. I spend 10 hrs a day on my work Dell, so I'm immersed in both sides of the OS pond. In our heavily regulated enterprise, many of the techies (and the less savvy) are running Macs, and are not as naive as some here proclaim.
There are clueless sheep on Macs and PCs....obviously.

Edited 2011-06-05 12:15 UTC

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

There are clueless sheep on Macs and PCs....obviously.

Of course, but isn't it one of the core design challenges of modern computers and operating systems to be usable by normal people ?

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brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

My son and spouse are non-geeks....Macs are simply tools to them....they experience minimal problems with almost no intervention from me. But, like any quality tool, there is some amount of learning curve and due diligence required to use them effectively and safely.

Edited 2011-06-05 12:57 UTC

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