New Mac Malware MacGuard Squeezes By Apple Update

If you’re an owner of a Mac device and regularly follow us here at OSM then you may be aware that recently OS X came under attack from a new malware outbreak, this attack however seemed short-lived due to a recent software update that was released by Apple.

Many people thought once they received this update then that would be the end of the MacDefender malware outbreak, unfortunately this does not seem to be the case. Recent news suggest that the malware is now back and now goes by the name of MacGuard, which has somehow managed to squeeze past Apple’s update.

According to this post from Slashgear the new MacGuard has a new way in which it infects your machine, this two-part attack first installs a downloader and then without the users knowledge goes and grabs the latest version of MacDefender and installs it to your machine.

These steps are made easier if the person using the Mac has an administrators account as there is no password required to download it, add in the element of safari being set to automatically open files OS X considers safe and it almost seems to easy.

This recent post from Appleinsider tells us that if you find yourself in the situation where you have accidently installed malware to your machine, then you can head over to Apples website where they have posted instructions on how to remove it. What are your thoughts on this?

Have you experienced any malware attacks on your Mac? If so how did you remove it?

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