weeks - 4:10 pm on May 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Here is some worthwhile information from our friends at SANS.org:
Users must be active in the install to have to worry about this malware. It pretends to a "useful" program. It's mostly social engineering. So, to answer the question in the initial post, "Is the Mac now fare game? It used to be reasonably clear of scamware," I would say no more or less than before.
This smarty pants, for one, is right here, still very, very happy not to have all of the pain and suffering caused by the sloppy work of Windows. You can continue to believe the myth that Apple's OS is not superior in the real world, but that's not going to make it true.
I've always said the Mac was only secure because of it's relative obscurity in low numbers and now that Apple has managed to improve market penetration, so have the hackers.
wondering where all the smarty pants are now that always jump on windows security issues claiming Mac did it right... bwahahahaha