Apple Reportedly Using Malware Detection in Snow Leopard

by admin August 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Apple is rumored to make its upcoming OS more secure

Not wanting to be made the target of new PC ads mocking its lack of antivirus support, Apple reportedly is packaging its new OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, set to air on August 28, with free antivirus software.

Security research firm Intego, which maintains a Mac security blog that monitors various OS X-specific malware, first noticed and reported the development. The firm was running the new version of OS X, when they noticed it detected and removed malware. The process was carried out via a popup window, which they took a screenshot of, but they were either unable to determine or chose not announce who made the antivirus software.

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