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Submission + - Mac malware evolves - no install password required (sophos.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The latest versions of the Mac Defender malware attacks no longer require users to enter their admin credentials (username and password) upon install.

A threat called "Mac Guard" installs itself into areas of the Mac OS X system that only require standard user privilege. On Windows the criminals did this to avoid UAC warnings, and have copied this trick to their Mac OS X releases.

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Mac malware evolves - no install password required

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