Apple Hack: Macdefender Bypasses the new Apple Security Updates

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After a month when Apple release its security update against the malware calld the MacDefender, the creator of the malware wasted no time to bypass the new security update with its new variation of Macdefender for just about eight hours after the said release according to the technology writer Ed Bott.


Bott posted on his site, "The bad guys have wasted no time. Hours after Apple released this update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild. This one has a new name, Mdinstall.pkg, and it has been specifically formulated to skate past Apple’s malware-blocking code," 



The new feature of Apple's updated security includes checking antimalware when downloading files from internet through its web browsers and other common paths like email and chatting.

He said, "It will be interesting to see how widely Apple publicizes this notice. It will be even more interesting to see how the authors of MacDefender and its variants respond,". 

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