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Apple fights fake security makers

Apple fights fake security makers

Apple is releasing a security update that removes fake security software that has caught out thousands of Mac users.

Once installed, the fake MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity programs pretend to scan a machine and then ask for cash to fix non-existent problems.

The gang behind the programs used search sites to help catch people out.

The clean-up plan starts as the creators of the fake programs release a version harder to avoid.

Fake fix
 
In a message posted to its support forums, Apple has warned users about the fake security software, also known as scareware.

It said a phishing scam had targeted Mac users by redirecting them to sites that warned them that their machine was infected with viruses.

Apple said it would release an OS X update soon to find and remove MacDefender and its variants. The message also gave advice about how to remove the software if they had already fallen victim.

Source: BBC News

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