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* New ‘MACDefender’ Malware Threat for Mac OS X

Posted on May 5th, 2011 by Kirk. Filed under Security Alerts.

There is a malware (malicious software) threat that can affect all Mac OS X systems.  Users running with Administrator level accounts with Safari set to open safe files automatically are particularly at risk.  This program pretends to be an AntiVirus program for Mac OS, but isn’t really.  If you see this on your screen, close it immediately:

MacDefender Malware Screenshot

Those responsible for spreading the malware are exploiting users’ interest in late breaking news about Bin Laden’s death, however, other avenues are possible.

For more information see the following bulletins:

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* E-mail Spam Setup for Mail on Mac OSX

Posted on April 15th, 2011 by Kirk. Filed under .


These easy-to-follow instructions will help you create a spam folder to automatically move and store your spam for the Mail e-mail client on Mac OSX. Note that the preferences screen may vary slightly in different versions of Mac OSX.

1. Open Mail.

2. Click on Mailbox.

3. Click on New Mailbox. Create a mailbox called Spam.

4. Now, click on Mail.

5. Click on Preferences.

6. Click on Rules.

7. Click on Create Rule.

8. You now have to make the rule. For the Description, call it Spam Messages. In the Criteria section, enter Spam Detected by the SBD. Set Transfer to mailbox: Spam. Uncheck the bottom two checkboxes, unless you want the Spam forwarded or deleted automatically.

9. You’re done! Spam Detected by the SBD will now go into your Spam Mailbox.


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