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The latest security update for Mac OS X can be seen as an indication of just how many people have fallen victim to the MacDefender malware.

Published in Security

Evil malware writers have tweaked the MacDefender Trojan to no longer need a password for installation if a Mac user is running the default administrator account, finally popping the bubble of invulnerability Mac users have enjoyed and MacDailyNews savaged me over a few years ago.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 18:51

Malware/pornware attack targets Apple's Mac

Similar to the RogueAV malware on PCs that falsely informs end-users that their computers are infected with all manner of nasties, MacDefender claims to be security software that is instead attempting to extort a payment from you to clear the fake infections and to stop a slew of filthy porn pop-ups polluting the screens of 'infected Mac users.

Published in Home Tech
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