Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard include anti-virus protection?

Graham Cluley

French magazine MacGeneration is reporting that the brand new version of the Mac OS X operating system (Snow Leopard) due to be released on Friday will contain built-in anti-virus functionality.

The magazine claims that the new version of the Mac operating system intercepted an infected file (within a DMG ironically called Vista.Screensavers.dmg) attempting to install on their computer.

Of course, regular readers of the Clu-blog will be familiar with the many versions of the RSPlug Trojan horse that we have seen distributed by hackers targeting the Mac platform since late 2007.

As you’ll see in this video we made earlier this year, you can be fooled into downloading a Trojan horse onto your Apple Mac computer…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.