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New Apple antivirus signatures bypassed within hours by malware authors [Update] | ZDNet

New Apple antivirus signatures bypassed within hours by malware authors [Update] | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
After a month-long Mac Defender/Mac Guard malware attack, Apple has finally released the security update it promised last week.

Update June 1, 6:00AM PDT: The bad guys have wasted no time. Hours after Apple released this update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild. This one has a new name, Mdinstall.pkg, and it has been specifically formulated to skate past Apple’s malware-blocking code.
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Official Support from Apple: How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware

Official Support from Apple: How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
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A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender "anti-virus" software to solve the issue.

This “anti-virus” software is malware (i.e. malicious software). Its ultimate goal is to get the user's credit card information which may be used for fraudulent purposes.
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Apple malware evolved – No password required | Naked Security

Apple malware evolved – No password required | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A new variant of the fake security software for OS X was discovered today and it no longer requires administrators to enter their passwords. We take a brief look at the advancement of malware on the Mac over the last month.
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Apple continues to tell support reps: do not help with Mac malware | ZDNet

Apple continues to tell support reps: do not help with Mac malware | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple continues to maintain a public silence on the current outbreak of Mac malware, which may have affected more than 60,000 Mac owners.
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Is MacDefender Malware a Sign of the Macpocalypse? | PCWorld Business Center

Is MacDefender Malware a Sign of the Macpocalypse? | PCWorld Business Center | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Mac facade of security by obscurity has been shattered, but all users need to understand that there is a new era in malware that is bigger than Mac OS X.
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Mac Guard catches Apple offguard, malwares spread panic

Mac Guard catches Apple offguard, malwares spread panic | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Even as Apple is yet to release a system update that will protect Mac from the notorious malware, Mac Defender, hackers are growing in the Mac community and now an upgraded version of the malware, called Mac Guard, has arrived.
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Dear Apple: Welcome to team anti-malware | Naked Security

Dear Apple: Welcome to team anti-malware | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has posted a knowledge base article detailing how to remove the MacDefender Trojan, but it seems that they may not understand the terminology of the security industry...
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Mac malware authors release a new, more dangerous version | ZDNet

Mac malware authors release a new, more dangerous version | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple finally responded to the Mac Defender outbreak, with a technical note containing removal instructions and the promise of a removal tool.
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