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Apple to release Mac OS X update to end MacDefender

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The ultimate goal of this malware is to get our credit card data and although it does not pose too serious a threat to anyone with two fingers in front, everyone has a bad day so, precisely to avoid being snuck in, Apple has reported that it will release an update of Mac OS X that will allow the system to automatically detect and remove MacDefender and all its known variants, also protecting us from downloading it with an alert.

Apple to release Mac OS X update to end MacDefender
Apple to release Mac OS X update to end MacDefender

My partner Miguel Lopez has already made a complete guide about this malware and how to manually remove it if you have already been infected and don’t feel like waiting for the release of Mac OS X 10.6.8 (whose 10K524 build was sent to the developers last Friday) and you know what to do.

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