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http://apple.slashdot.org/story/11/0...ecurity-Update

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"Apple released a security update yesterday designed to rid Macs of the menacing MacDefender malware that has plagued users for nearly a month. But mere hours after the update, cyber-criminals released a new variant of the malware that easily defeated Apple's belated security efforts. That didn't take long."
Poor Apple.
Edited by Red Rabbit - 6/1/11 at 2:59pm
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So now it is in a head-on fight with malware creators? Let's hope they don't pull a Sony.

I was on my friends mac yesterday and got one of those rouge AV's for windows it starts claiming "Your C:\\ Drive is infected" I'm like lulwut no C:\\... Quit safari and I deleted the "virus"..

Now that was an amazing moment in my book. LOL


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Bott tested Mdinstall.pkg on a Mac running Safari, and the malware installed itself without a password.
Now that's scary...
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Apple has little to no experience fighting viruses because they were living in this little bubble that projected false beliefs of unhackability. Let's hope they can keep it together.
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inb4antiapplenoobsgololololol

No, seriously. This will now be a cat and mouse game. Other platforms have seen the same thing happen quite a bit. Now Apple will as well. Nothing really new here.
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This is going to be a problem for Apple.
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But Macs don't get viruses.
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But Macs don't get viruses.
They do now.
 
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So Macs have finally become interesting/popular enough for malware creators?
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Poor apple? Poor Apple CUSTOMERS maybe, but Apple? I could give 2 drops of urine for Apple. Seriously. They had this coming. All these years of Apple's biggest marketing campaign being "THERE'S NO VIRUS' ON A MAC!", constantly and outright BASHING Windows because of the small percentage of its userbase that are stupid enough to GET virus'...and we're supposed to feel sorry for Apple? No.
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