Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Battle Begins!

As stories of Mac computers being overrun by malware pour in, PC users begin to chuckle. Apple's Macintosh is now subject to the same torment that the PC has been undergoing for years.
Apple has announced that it will be sending out some patches later this week to try and resolve the problem. This attack will be very ugly since most machines are largely unprotected. Any Mac user who survives the barrage of attacks will most likely be a PC user!
Also, there are a bunch of websites that are injecting new code into the already malware infected machines with trojans.
Here is a little overview of a Apple Support document : To avoid the malware, Apple advises users to either manually or force quit their browsers if an notification about any malware pops up. In the case that the browser automatically downloaded and launched the malware installer, Apple recommends that you go to the Downloads folder and delete the installer. Apple then provides detailed, multi-step instructions to remove the malware if it was already installed.
Mac users will probably not be able to deal with this themselves since they have been trained from birth not to have to deal with these kinds of problems. It's use who use PC's who can go in, tweak, find, erase, and fiddle with things. The Mac is a easy-to-use appliance with users who are exactly the same. They won't be able to solve the problem themselves unless they have a IT guy living in their house.

I'm really surprised this hasn't happened sooner, but nonetheless I'm still happy its happening. Hopefully this will wipe the smug smirk off of every Mac using hipsters face!


  1. Now that's a good sign, I can't stand those Apple Users thinking that their OS is immune to virus and malware.

  2. So true!
    Vigorously nodding my head in agreement!