Home / Search Results for: macdefender

Search Results for: macdefender

Dodgy MacDefender software traced to Russian ChronoPay

The Macintosh isn’t normally associated with malware, but the latest software which has caused problems for a large portion of the user base has been traced back to Russian online payment processor ChronoPay. The MacDefender software, a fake security suite set to cause Macintosh users to panic, forcing a sale …

Read More »

Google warn users: new search malware in wild

Google are warning millions of people to be on the lookout for a new malware which has already infected many computers. This malicious software will install on unsuspecting computers after scamming people with promises of ‘anti virus software’. In theory, the software sounds very similar to the strain which has …

Read More »

Apple release OSX Lion today while profits soar

As expected, Apple’s recent profits have broken records, achieving $28.57 billion in revenue for the second quarter of the year. With sales showing 9 million iPads and 20 million iPhones, it appears that the company can do no wrong. Today, Apple are due to release the latest version of their …

Read More »

Will OSX Lion rock your world? It is only £20.99

Apple can do no wrong in recent months. Both the iPad 2 and MacBook Air have been generating a massive level of income in recent months. The buzz on the streets is that OSX Lion is going to rock the Mac user community by offering a more streamlined interface, incorporating …

Read More »

Apple security patch bypassed same day with new trojan

Apple released a new security patch yesterday to stop the dreaded MacDefender malware that has caused a plethora of issues for Macintosh owners. Only a short while later however a new version was released which bypasses Apple’s security patch. The trojan is incorporated within a pkg file called mdinstall – …

Read More »

Is Macintosh now a good target for Malware/Scamware?

Macintosh users have been targeted in recent weeks with one of the most sophisticated and clever pieces of scamware ever created. MacDefender has been such a success story for the developer that Apple themselves had to step in to issue warnings (they normally avoid discussing these problems) and are even …

Read More »

Macintosh users targeted with fake ‘anti virus’ program

Macintosh users love the fact that they get very few virus infections, but there is a new and rather sinister program which is targeting the user base. Research is showing that the infection is four to five times higher than normal. The Malware is devious, because it is posing as …

Read More »