The much covered MAC Defender malware and inaction on Apple’s part clean up the mess, has finally been fixed. Apple released a Security Update today which adds malware detection and removal for the “MAC Defender” malware. Using the malware list Apple has been keeping since 2009 the update adds a tool to SnowLeopard that removes malware based on the list. The simple File Quarantine feature, added to OS X when Snow Leopard first came out, examines external files downloaded within quarantine-aware applications (Mail, iChat, Safari, etc.) and warns users of downloads that match the malware definitions. Also, the addition of a daily malware definitions check with the security update will make future malware attacks less of aPR nightmare. The security update is available for download on Apple’s download page and as an automatic update. Source:Apple

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