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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2011, 06:23:23 PM »
A quick scan of the Mac App store finds at least a couple of virus/malware apps

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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2011, 06:59:58 PM »
A quick scan of the Mac App store finds at least a couple of virus/malware apps

OK, I was assuming that was the case, but I wanted to make sure. 

Anyone who is sucker enough to authorize the installation of a virus on their mac (read: they typed in their password!) is a joke to me.

I agree with RJ.  This sounds exactly like Ubuntu, in the sense that nothing can be installed on its own (you have to verify it by consciously entering your password), and basically everything you would ever need can be obtained from an official OS endorsed source.  Common sense is your virus protection on any Unix based OS.  Downloading and installing something (that you don't even need in the first place) from a third party source is just asking for trouble. 
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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2011, 08:00:53 PM »
my ISP provides Norton for pc and mac as a free d/l. After the post I alluded to on the other thread, I d/l and installed norton for mac. the 1st scan picked up one trojan. I don't know if that's related to the pop unders I saw or not. fwiw, I haven't seen that particular one again (yet).
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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2011, 08:31:37 PM »
We had a MacDefender window pop up on my wife, running Safari with popups blocked and click-to-flash installed as she was viewing a familiar hotmail page. It gave the message that everyone has been paraphrasing, you are infected, etc... and had very slick graphics and fonts going on. Not quite "Mac-y" but close enough for a new user perhaps. It gave 2 options, to download the scanning software or cancel, which is what she did. The malware still began to download a string of 5 or 6 windows and unix suffixed files. Trying to close the window was not working at this point, so I forced Safari to quit and tossed the files.
Best advise to a new Safari user is to disable the auto-opening of "safe" downloaded files.
Interesting show of interest in the mac user base from the hacker community! I'd be curious about the numbers of people who were lured.
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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2011, 08:52:08 PM »
We had a MacDefender window pop up on my wife, running Safari with popups blocked and click-to-flash installed as she was viewing a familiar hotmail page. It gave the message that everyone has been paraphrasing, you are infected, etc... and had very slick graphics and fonts going on. Not quite "Mac-y" but close enough for a new user perhaps. It gave 2 options, to download the scanning software or cancel, which is what she did. The malware still began to download a string of 5 or 6 windows and unix suffixed files. Trying to close the window was not working at this point, so I forced Safari to quit and tossed the files.
Best advise to a new Safari user is to disable the auto-opening of "safe" downloaded files.
Interesting show of interest in the mac user base from the hacker community! I'd be curious about the numbers of people who were lured.

I knew it had to be a bigger problem than "user error".  Thanks for the elaboration.

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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2011, 09:45:39 PM »
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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2011, 11:41:23 AM »
Well gotta ask, has everyone experiencing issues with this fully updated?  Including the newest Apple security update from a few weeks ago?

With slslbs's info it sounds like it is working exactly like tojans that affect pcs which are typically from your computer having old virus definitions and visiting sites full of flash ads.

I know for a fact that many of these even use common antivirus softwares to pass it on.  While working for the community college we got a bad one that was being spread by our protection software and they were never able to clean it from the network completely and common sites I visited could just suddenly pop up this type of crap.

Its interesting that the mac users here with issues seem to use norton and/or chrome.  Two things I do not and no one else I know with macs use.  Other than than these reports and the article above, I've heard and seen nothing.



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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2011, 12:01:58 PM »
I've never seen this nonsense on my mac running Chrome.

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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2011, 12:06:21 PM »
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4650

Update to remove "in the coming days."

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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2011, 12:24:05 PM »
I usually keep my mac updated.
I'll double check the date of last update when I get home.
I know lots of people that use chrome, including people that work in the local Apple store.
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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2011, 12:31:44 PM »
I usually keep my mac updated.
I'll double check the date of last update when I get home.
I know lots of people that use chrome, including people that work in the local Apple store.

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Re: Apple Barred From Assisting Customers With Malware?
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2011, 01:29:32 AM »
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