Yesterday Apple announced an update to Mac OS X that would be released over the next few days which is designed to get rid of the Mac Defender malware, and now it seems the hackers behind the Mac Defender malware have released a new variant.
The new malware is called ‘MacGuard’ and it is designed to be installed on your Mac when you visit an infected website, and it looks like this one is potentially more dangerous than the last as it doesn’t require an administrator password to be installed.
People will still see an installer screen when the new malware is being installed on your Mac, but you wont have to enter your administrator password for it to be installed, which means that a lot of people could easily install it without knowing exactly what it is.
No doubt Apple will be working on another update to OS X in order to get rid of this latest malicious software.
Source Computer World
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