The bad guys have wasted no time. Hours after Apple released this update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild. This one has a new name, Mdinstall.pkg, and it has been specifically formulated to skate past Apple’s malware-blocking code.
When I saw news this morning that Apple had issued a patch and has some malware detection built into the OS, I felt sorry for Microsoft. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they put AV as part of the OS, folks would say they're evil for ruining MacAffee (although I'm certainly no MacAffee fan, MaCaffee's on my work PC) and Norton. I have to applaud Apple for trying, and since neither MaCaffee or Norton are much less evil than Microsoft, I'd like to see MS add AV to their OSes. I'm sick of cleaning up clueless friends' PCs."
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