Macintosh users are now becoming a larger target for malware producers. Please see the following content to help ensure your customers don’t become victims.
7 questions about the Mac malware scare
A few answers help clarify what the MacDefender scareware plague really means for Mac users and administrators
Update May 25
Apple to issue update to identify/remove malware
Apple is planning to release an update specifically designed to protect users against the MacDefender malware that has been circulating for the last couple of weeks. The update for Mac OS X will automatically find and remove the malware on an infected machine and also will warn users if another infection attempt is detected.
The planned update from Apple is a rare move by the company, whose users until quite recently haven’t had to contend with much of a malware problem. The MacDefender scareware attack emerged in early May and is being used by attackers to trick users into downloading and installing a malicious application. Like other scareware attacks, MacDefender tells users that they have a piece of malware on their machine and they need to install MacDefender to help remedy the problem.
Update 2 – June 7
Apple released Security Update 2011-003 for Snow Leopard on May 31.