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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Well Apple is leaving the door open...
See this quote and follow the link. They are leaving no door open.

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Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi View Post
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/02/...e-definitions/ This is old news. Apple has already defeated this new variant and will continue doing so. Your move Trojan writers.
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post #72 of 74
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False.

To keep a long post short [because I doubt you'd read it TBH],

No amount of software engineering can fix Stupidity. The weakest link in Linux / Unix [which includes OSX] is the user.

This malware relies on a person believing that Mac Defender is a legit program and giving it the administrative password. IIRC, after that, it just runs at startup and is trivial to remove. No rootkits, no file extension re-association, no registry hijacking.
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Bott tested Mdinstall.pkg on a Mac running Safari, and the malware installed itself without a password.
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post #73 of 74
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See this quote and follow the link. They are leaving no door open.
So they (Apple) made an exemption to the rule, if safari sees "MAC DEFENDER" it will ask if you are really super sure not to install it?

I don't know Italian, so I'm not really sure what it says, but the problem is Safari lets you download and install anything (ie root access) without a password. Adding an exemption list doesn't really fix the problem...
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But Macs don't get viruses.
They finally grew big enough to have them.

I think congratulations are in order!
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