Macintosh users – welcome to the fake antivirus party.

A new piece of malware called “Macdefender” has been seen in the wild. It is a Javascript installation inside of a compressed ZIP folder, which means that users running as administrators with “Open Safe Files After Download” checked in Safari will launch and install it automatically. Some users are reporting that they were not even prompted for a confirmation password on the installation.

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