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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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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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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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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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