Apple releases ‘Mac Defender’ Security update for OSx

Posted on Jun 1 2011 - 12:33pm by Richard Sharp

Apple has released a software update for OSx, the patch rolled out yesterday and is designed to plug holes in the operating system that potentially could cause security issues.  Apple had previously announced that an update would be made available to fix the ‘Mac Defender’ issues last week, users can install the update via the system update option or by visiting the Apple website.

The patch will remove the ‘Mac defender’ malware and any other variants if present. The Apple security website doesn’t disclose what is actually contained in the new patch, instead explaining “For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.”

The update is highly recommended by Apple and by any other person concerned for Mac users security. So if you, or any of your buddies use a Mac be sure to tell them to install the update next time they logon to the internet.


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