Mac Defender

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Mac Defender (noto anche come Mac Protector, Mac Security[1] e Mac Guard[2]) è un malware mascherato da un programma antivirus che gira su computer con macOS. Le prime "indiscrezioni" di tale software sono emerse nel maggio 2011[3]. Il software è stato descritto come la prima minaccia assoluta malware per la piattaforma Macintosh[4][5][6][7][8].

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  1. ^ Come evitare o rimuovere il malware Mac Defender, in Apple Support, 25 maggio 2011. URL consultato il 29 maggio 2011.
  2. ^ Intego Mac Security Blog 25 May 2001, http://blog.intego.com/2011/05/25/intego-security-memo-new-mac-defender-variant-macguard-doesnt-require-password-for-installation/
  3. ^ Chester Wisniewski, Mac users hit with fake anti-virus when using Google image search, in Naked Security, Sophos, 2 maggio 2011. URL consultato il 24 maggio 2011.
  4. ^ "Macs face first virus threat" 4th May, 2011, https://www.techday.co.nz/netguide/news/macs-face-first-virus-threat/20020/ Archiviato il 9 ottobre 2011 in Internet Archive.
  5. ^ "Say hello to MAC Defender, the first major widespread piece of Mac based malware." Copia archiviata, su left-click.us. URL consultato il 27 maggio 2011 (archiviato dall'url originale il 26 giugno 2012).
  6. ^ "Mac Defender has been making a lot of noise as one of the first major Mac security threats" Adam Dachis, 25 May, 2011, "How to Protect Your Computer from Mac Defender and Its Counterparts" https://lifehacker.com/5805609/how-to-protect-your-computer-from-mac-defender-and-macguard
  7. ^ "By and large, Mac users have been able to escape the onslaught of malware that their Windows counterparts suffer from." May 2, 2011 2:34 pm by Dan Moren "New Mac Trojan horse masquerades as virus scanner" https://www.macworld.com/article/159595/2011/05/macdefender_trojan_horse.html
  8. ^ "The old saw that Macs don't get viruses is under fire as a piece of malware called Mac Defender is rampaging across the Web." Rich Trenholm, 19 May 2011, Cnet.com, "Mac Defender fake antivirus software is first major attack on Apple computers http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/mac-defender-fake-antivirus-software-is-first-major-attack-on-apple-computers-50003812/ Archiviato il 22 luglio 2011 in Internet Archive.