In an unofficial admission that Mac users are facing malware attacks, Apple have rolled out a new Safari security update for which should protect users from the recent spate of malware attacks which have targeted Mac users. Apple have issued a note with the update saying:
For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available. To learn more about Apple Product Security, see the Apple Product Security website.
Apple are obviously reluctant to confirm that OS X is now becoming increasingly susceptible to the types malware attacks that Windows users have had to put up with for years. Refusal to acknowledge the hundreds of cases of users experiencing malicious popups over the past few weeks prompted Wired magazine to ask whether Apple are in denial about the so called “Mac Defender” malware attack.
To ensure that your Mac is protected, click on the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of OS X and select Software Update.