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New TrustDefender Labs Report Available that Looks at Apple Mac OS X and Malware, Myth vs Reality

  (March 18, 2011)

Sydney (PRWEB) March 18, 2011

TrustDefender Labs has just released its latest report for subscribers, distinguishing the myths and realities of Apples approach to defeating malware attacks to its Mac OS X operating system.

Although there has been much debate on whether Apples Mac OS X operating system is more secure by design, or has been the beneficiary of security through relative obscurity over the years when compared with total Windows PC shipments and Windows-targeting malware, Mac OS X is not automatically immune to malware threat.

Mac OS X-powered computers have gained in popularity, growing the size Mac OS Xs user base every day, and present an ever bigger target to todays and tomorrows malware writers.

Thus, it is no surprise to see security companies predict that attacks on Apples systems and its users will also start increasingly dramatically.

Recent news about new trojans on Mac OS X have rejuvenated the discussion about the state of Apple Mac malware but also about the detection and protection capabilities that Mac OS X offers.

This TrustDefender Labs report looks in very much detail at Apples Anti-Malware component which is included in its Mac OS X updates. It shares great insight into the process, explores its effectiveness and its limitations and uncovers some surprisingly easy ways around the built-in protection.

For some additional detail, and for information on how to subscribe to the paid reports, please visit the TrustDefender Labs Blog at:

About TrustDefender

An Australian software company founded in January 2006, TrustDefender is an award-winning and leading innovator in integrated security and fraud risk management solutions that give organisations real time, instant decisioning and online transactional security.

TrustDefender protects organisations and their customers, employees and end-users from malware, phishing attacks, man in the middle and browser attacks, session hijacking and spoofing, DNS poisoning, rootkits, kernel level attacks, social engineering attacks, keyloggers, financial fraud, ID theft and online attacks in the banking, finance, government, healthcare, insurance, online, real estate, retail, travel, education and associated industries.

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