sick-computerI usually lean towards not commenting on Apple things but here I feel I should point out this security issue.

Macs have recently been targeted by a phishing scam that redirects them from legitimate websites to fake sites which warn the user that their computer is infected with a virus. Then the user is offered Mac Defender “anti-virus” to solve the issue. It then tries to get your credit card information. The most common names for this malware are MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity.

According to Apple:

In the coming days, Apple will deliver a Mac OS X software update that will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants. The update will also help protect users by providing an explicit warning if they download this malware.

When you receive these types of warnings either on a Mac or on a PC – Don’t install the software they are offering!!!

More info here:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/apple-mac-os-x-update-to-put-mac-defender-malware-issue-to-bed/49278?tag=nl.e539

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apple-continues-to-tell-support-reps-do-not-help-with-mac-malware/3375