Apple quietly updates anti-malware definitions in Mac OS X Snow Leopard to detect new variant of rogue antivirus malware.
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.
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.
A new malware threat disguised as a legitimate antivirus software package for OS X called "MacDefender" has been discovered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.