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Thread: Apple Releases OS X Update to Quarantine MAC Defender Malware

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    Default 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.

    Source: Apple

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    iPhone? More like MyPhone Je5's Avatar
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    Well thats good news for mac users THANK YOU APPLE!!!

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    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.

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    I wish Microsoft would care that much about every single virus for windows. Maybe I'd use it more then lol.

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    Every month Microsoft update windows's built in list of viruses, you only need virus protection to protect you whilst Microsoft update the list.

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    Meh, not a big deal in the first place, took all of one minute to get rid of

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