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Apple Releases Security Update 2011-003 for MacDefender

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Security Update 2011-003 for MacDefender Reply with quote

Apple Releases Security Update 2011-003 for MacDefender
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released Security Update 2011-003 for Snow Leopard via their Software Update utility and website for direct download. According to the company, this update is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. It specifically addresses issues related to the MacDefender malware and will assist in its removal. Security Update 2011-003 for Snow Leopard weighs in at 2.36MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later.



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of anyone that was actually infected or whatever with MacDefender, but I'm glad Apple got something out right away. I guess this also lays the groundwork to protect us from future malware issues. I mean, if it's going out and looking for updates. Am I wrong?
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
I don't know of anyone that was actually infected or whatever with MacDefender, but I'm glad Apple got something out right away. I guess this also lays the groundwork to protect us from future malware issues. I mean, if it's going out and looking for updates. Am I wrong?


I know lots of people that have been effected by MacDefender. This is a welcome security update.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found it on my friends Mini, but it was easy to remove, I just had to delete it out of the start up items and reboot. Hey, at least it's not conficker.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay for daily definitions! I like what Apple has implemented here.
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