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The much covered MAC Defender malware and inaction on Apple's part clean up the mess, has finally been fixed. Apple released a Security Update today which adds malware detection and...
05-31-2011, 04:04 PM #1
Apple Releases OS X Update to Quarantine MAC Defender Malware
The much covered MAC Defender malware and inaction on Apple's part clean up the mess, has finally been fixed.
Apple released a Security Update today which adds malware detection and removal for the "MAC Defender" malware. Using the malware list Apple has been keeping since 2009 the update adds a tool to SnowLeopard that removes malware based on the list.
The simple File Quarantine feature, added to OS X when Snow Leopard first came out, examines external files downloaded within quarantine-aware applications (Mail, iChat, Safari, etc.) and warns users of downloads that match the malware definitions.
Also, the addition of a daily malware definitions check with the security update will make future malware attacks less of a PR nightmare.
The security update is available for download on Apple's download page and as an automatic update.
05-31-2011, 05:42 PM #2
Well thats good news for mac users THANK YOU APPLE!!!
05-31-2011, 05:47 PM #3
Removing the "Open Safe files after downloading" feature of Safari would also be advised. Or at least set it to off by default and not on by default.
05-31-2011, 06:04 PM #4
I wish Microsoft would care that much about every single virus for windows. Maybe I'd use it more then lol.
05-31-2011, 06:23 PM #5
Every month Microsoft update windows's built in list of viruses, you only need virus protection to protect you whilst Microsoft update the list.
05-31-2011, 07:44 PM #6
Meh, not a big deal in the first place, took all of one minute to get rid of