Apple Fights Mac Defender Malware with Security Update

As promised, Apple has released a security update to protect users from the Mac Defender ‘scareware’ targeting Mac OS X since last month. The patch, available for download as Security Update 2011-003, will update the File Quarantine feature in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 to block the offending malware and upon installation it will also scan systems for previous infections. If known malware is found, users will get a warning message advising to delete the file:

More information may be found at: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/01/new-variant-of-mac-defender-quickly-evades-apples-security-update-as-cat-and-mouse-game-begins/