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MacDefender

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Apple quashes latest version of MacDefender

Apple quietly updates anti-malware definitions in Mac OS X Snow Leopard to detect new variant of rogue antivirus malware.

By Jun. 2, 2011

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MacDefender taking on more names of legitimate software packages

The criminals behind the MacDefender scam software are changing its name frequently, in an attempt to confuse Mac users and have them fall for the trap.

By Jun. 3, 2011

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Apple security update targets MacDefender malware

A new security update for Mac OS X users puts the MacDefender malware on ice, quarantining files as well as keeping users from accidentally installing it.

By May. 31, 2011

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New MacDefender malware discovered for OS X

A new malware threat disguised as a legitimate antivirus software package for OS X called "MacDefender" has been discovered.

By May. 2, 2011

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Apple offers MacDefender malware removal instructions

In the wake of concern over the new MacDefender malware that targets OS X users, Apple has released a knowledgebase article covering it and how to remove it.

By May. 25, 2011

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Apple posts MacDefender removal info, promises fix

Apple has finally acknowledged the MacDefender malware with instructions to remove the software, along with promising that a future version of the Mac OS will protect against it.

By May. 24, 2011

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How to remove MacDefender fake antivirus program

It's long been known that Macs aren't impervious to malware, and a recent fake antivirus program calling itself MacDefender appears to have affected more people than previously thought. Here's how to clean your Mac.

By May. 19, 2011

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How bad is the Mac malware scare? (FAQ)

Windows users are familiar with the fake anti-malware ruse, but this is the first time it's been targeted at the smaller Mac market. CNET tells you what MacDefender is and what it means for Macintosh users.

By May. 19, 2011

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Apple standard procedures won't work with security

Apple's strategy of dealing with problems in its products is to ignore or deny and then act when the outcry gets loud enough. That might fly with cracked MacBooks or iPhone 4 death grip issues, but that response to security issues leaves its own customers out in the cold.

By May. 25, 2011

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Apple's new malware security offers daily definitions updates

Apple's latest security update can detect the latest malware threats for OS X, but in addition it offers options to regularly update malware definitions to protect against future threats.

By May. 31, 2011