Apple responds yet again to latest variant Mac Defender malware

Thu, Jun 2, 2011


Yesterday we reported that it took the folks behind Mac Defender just a couple of hours to skirt around the security measures implemented in Apple’s latest OS X update. But because the latest security update is capable of updating itself manually with new malware or new malware variants, it took Apple less than 24 hours to make the necessary adjustments and protect users from the latest version of Mac Defender.

The Italian site Spider-Mac relays that Apple updated its Xprotect.plistĀ  (comprised of malware signatures) with a new entry for OSX.MacDefender.C, the latest Mac Defender variant. Users are now prompted with the following warning when the malware attempts to install.

And so the game of cat and mouse continues.



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