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New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software | Betanews

 

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software

By Ed Oswald | Published May 2, 2011, 3:44 PM

Mac users are once again being warned about malware targeting the operating system, although its spread looks limited and requires interaction by the user in order to be installed. Called "MACDefender," the malware is currently being spread by malicious websites claiming the user’s computer is infected.

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software | Betanews

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta? | Naked Security

 

by Chester Wisniewski on February 26, 2011

It appears there is a new backdoor Trojan in town and it targets users of Mac OS X. As even the malware itself admits, it is not yet finished, but it could be indicative of more underground programmers taking note of Apple’s increasing market share.

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta? | Naked Security

‘Macs don’t get viruses’ myth dissolves before public’s eyes

It’s just one of those things that the media hungry –but security disinterested– public has turned into an axiom.
But now that OS X is garnering an increased share of the operating system market, it is increasing its value as a platform for malware, and consequently increasing in value in the software security market.

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