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Offline Simon

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Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« on: May 19, 2011, 22:48 »
A fake security program for Apple computers called MACDefender has racked up a significant number of victims.

Hundreds of people who installed the software have turned to Apple's forums for help to remove it.

The program's tactic of peppering screens with pornographic pictures has made many keen to get rid of it.

MACDefender seems to have been successful because of the work its creators did to make it appear high up in search results.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13453497

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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 01:56 »
I left windows to get away from all that stuff now its hitting Macs wont be long before it hits linux
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 04:54 »
ah but its just people being daft. You wouldn't have installed that, educate the users etc.
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 06:43 »
We no longer have a Mac.   :)
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 10:22 »
Me neither, Clive, nor an umbrella.
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011, 10:43 »

The program's tactic of peppering screens with pornographic pictures has made many keen to get rid of it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13453497

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That's disgraceful, stopping law abiding people surfing for porn by their actions.  :)x

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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 11:30 »
;D

What happened to the Mac, Clive?
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 11:37 »
He stopped going to the cinema?  :o:
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011, 13:50 »
She bought a Dell and gave the Mac to a dedicated afficionado.  He reformatted it and it's now back to tip top condition.
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Re: Fake security software catches out Apple owners
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2011, 14:40 »
She bought a Dell and gave the Mac to a dedicated afficionado.  He reformatted it and it's now back to tip top condition.

I think all Apple Mac users should restore their equipment to tip-top condition in exactly the same way.  What a wise decision of Mrs C to go with Dell.  It's such an easy laptop to work on.  I've had mine 3-4 weeks and it's already showing signs of becoming a monster.   :)


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