Friday, May 20, 2011

The Mac virus discovered the "Coming Wave of Malware"

ROME - It was only a matter of time, basically. The Mac OS operating system, so far remained relatively unscathed from the most widespread threats, pay the increasing popularity (worldwide market share of 5.4% in the United States is close to 10%) with a growing interest from the programmers viruses and malware.

Indeed, according to the U.S. site specializing ZDNet, we would be close to one of the first large waves of attacks by malicious software to the world of Mac since April 30 last year - says the site - any request for assistance to a malware attack against Apple that takes names 'Mac Defender' or 'Mac Security' in the United States have grown substantially, from a few dozen to several hundred per day.

From the Apple headquarters in Cupertino so far not received any confirmation. Indeed, according to an internal memo, issued last night by ZDNet's blog, the recommendation is rather to "do not confirm or deny that there is a malware attack against the Mac and do not give advice on what anti-virus software to install or how to remove the malware itself.

The latter task, though quite simple according to the experts and on which you can find extensive information on various online forums dedicated to Mac In fact, malware, experts explain, does not exploit loopholes in the Apple operating system, as is the case for other malicious software especially in the Windows world, but rather a lack of familiarity of the users of the apple with security issues.

In short, you pay the resulting peace of mind from long been immune to the virus. But as you can end up infected? Defender Security Mac Mac or propose the purchase of a virus after the victim user's browser porn images have appeared. The internal Apple memo that explains the appearance of the message per se is not a problem.

Simply close the browser. But if you accept to install the virus, providing the obligatory (on Mac) username and password, and then they also give credit card information to pay for the software (on PCs Apple common procedure), all these data inevitably end up cybercriminals.

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