Snow Leopard malware protection in action

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Snow Leopard, Apple’s latest version of the Mac OS X operating system, has been released.

In the last few days there has been lots of speculation about Snow Leopard containing anti-virus functionality to protect against the rising problem of Mac malware.

Well, now Snow Leopard is out you can see for yourself how it behaves. Here’s a video showing what it can do and – perhaps importantly – what it can’t do:

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The malware problem on Apple Macs is very small compared to Windows, but it does exist. So, well done to Apple for taking their first baby steps in countering it…

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, or drop him an email.

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