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Apple Malware Infection Rates Rapidly Increasing


You thought you were safe Mac Users? You thought wrong! Malware rates have been increasing at a dramatic rate. This has been unprescented in the Mac World. Hide your iPod, hide your iPhone and hide your Mac Book because they are infecting everyone in here!
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According to many Apple Store Employees, there has been a dramatic influx in malware infections on the Mac OSX Systems. Users have been getting tricked into installing “Mac Defender” and “Mac Security” when in fact these programs are malware under the guise of being helpful. Windows users are already well aware of these “tricks”, but this is very new in the OSX World.

The unfortunate part about this problem, is that it is not covered in Apple Care, though most employees will still be willing to help sort out your problem… for now at least. According to ZNET, Apple Employees have been told to not confirm or deny the fact that there is now Malware. They have been instructed to stay away from removing the malware and to guide users to purchase antivirus software. You can find the full leaked email by clicking the photo below.

Free 6 Months Subscription: Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 & Internet Security 2011


Need new anti-virus / anti-malware software? Is your subscription just about to end? Good timing! Panda currently has a promotion going on that allows you to get an entire six month subscription for free. That’s half a year of safer web browsing and downloading. This promo is in Spanish though!

1) Go to their deal / promotion page Here
2) Click on the button labeled DESCARGAR GRATIS on either side of the page depending on which product you want (or get both)!

This will allow you to download either of these OEM copies. Note that the serial / registration key is embedded within so it literally activates immediately after installation. You don’t need to input a keycode at all! Pretty simple, huh?

Malware Imitating Warnings Closer Than Ever


Ars Technica brings a piece on the evolution of malware into something worryingly resembling the advertisements for the software used to fight it in the first place. The piece of malware, listed as “Rogue:MSIL/Zeven” (copy everything inside those quotes as they are) detects what browser you use and then generates an imitation webpage that very closely resembles the pages warning of malware from those respective browsers. It’s all quite airtight; a user actually has to look carefully through the webpage in order to figure out that it’s not legit, and only then on a couple of them by catching the spelling errors (this further means that if you can’t spell, you’re pretty fucked).

Clicking on the upgrade buttons sends you to a fake anti-virus/anti-malware page that also closely resembles the page for Microsoft Security Essentials.

Not that this is the first time at all that malware has been imitating legitimate anti-virus products, but the scheme has gotten pretty close to imitating the real thing now. Informed users, beware.

Free Year of Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus 8.2 Commercial Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus


You can get a free year of Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus 8.2 commercial anti-spyware and anti-virus by going Here. Download it and have a very nice time surfing the net more securely.


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