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    Cyber-crooks eye Apple Macs with fake anti-malware

    NEW YORK | Tue May 17, 2011 1:39pm EDT

    (Reuters) – The days when Mac users need not worry about their computers getting infected with malicious software may be coming to an end.

    READ MORE: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/us-apple-malware-idUSTRE74G60M20110517

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    there have been mac virii since the 80s. old news.

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    Mac Malware Brouhaha: Are Apple Users No Longer Safe?
    By Jeff Bertolucci, PCWorld May 18, 2011 3:05 PM

    …ZDNet blogger Ed Bott reported Wednesday that a malicious app called MAC Defender (among various aliases) is afflicting more Mac users than previously thought.

    READ MORE: http://www.pcworld.com/article/228183/mac_malware_brouhaha_are_apple_users_no_longer_safe.html

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    *yawn*

    trojan, not virus.

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    NOTE: I corrected the title from viruses to malware to appease the nitpickers. ;)

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    Snarf
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    Pc World article? Haha.

    I bet if Macs ever did have a issue that their anti-virus whatever app would be amazing, easy to use , etc.

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    meh. That kind of malware has always been there for those dumb enough to download it.

    The bigger security issue with Apple is the iPhone. Just wait.

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    Snarf
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    Will my iPhone steal itself?

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    Snarf wrote >>
    Will my iPhone steal itself?

    It might clone you.

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    Coming soon to a Mac near you: serious malware
    By Ed Bott – zdnet.com

    Last week I showed you how malware authors have begun using social engineering to target Google Chrome, with convincing replicas of Chrome’s bright-red security screens to trick victims into installing a package of malware.

    Now I am seeing evidence that the next target is OS X. That’s potentially very bad news for Mac owners who have abandoned their PCs in the belief that switching to a Mac somehow immunizes them from malware…

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/coming-soon-to-a-mac-near-you-serious-malware/3212?tag=nl.e589

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    Anyone want this “bonerporn.dmg” file that I found on the internet?

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    Apple Issues Advisory For Mac Defender Phishing Attack
    By Stefanie Hoffman, CRN
    May 25, 2011 6:29 PM ET

    In what has been up until now unchartered territory, Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) admitted that the recent onslaught of MacDefender malware is a threat to its Mac OS X platform and offered a temporary workaround to mitigate the problem.

    Apple issued an advisory Tuesday, warning users about a new strain of Mac Defender malware…

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    http://www.crn.com/news/security/229625624/apple-issues-advisory-for-mac-defender-phishing-attack.htm

    APPLE ADVISORY: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4650

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    Jim Lauwers
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    “Macs” spelled backwards is “scam.”

    Wake up, america!

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    I got the weird red alert screen on my mac using google chrome a week or so ago. as I know dick about any of this, it did scare me a little.

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