giovedì 26 maggio 2011

Apple standard procedures won't work with security

On May 24, Apple posted a support forum entry on how to avoid or remove the MacDefender malware that's been plaguing an unknown number of users since early May. And I'm glad they did. But the support forum is way overdue, and Apple's standard method of responding to user issues--ignore them until they won't go away and then issue a response when the outcry gets too loud--simply won't fly where user security is at stake.

Mac users are a juicy, unprotected target for hackers, phishers, and scammers, and Apple needs to drop the impenetrable fortress act and help them raise the drawbridge.

Mac Defender installer

Mac Defender installer

(Credit: Sophos Security)

MacDefender and its malicious software variants

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