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Apple adds malware blocker in Snow Leopard

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"Apple’s commercials may give the impression that Macs are virus-free (.mov) but the company isn’t taking any chances with the newest Mac OS X refresh. Apple has quietly added a new Snow Leopard feature to scan software downloads for malware, a no-brainer move that coincides with a noticeable spike in malicious files embedded in pirated copies of Mac-specific software.

The malware blocker, first spotted by the folks at Intego, appears to be scanning installation packages for signs of known Mac malware." – Content courtesy of Apple adds malware blocker in Snow Leopard | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

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