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Snow Leopard Contains Antivirus Features?

The Mac Security Blog is claiming to have received reports of a antivirus or antimalware features built into Snow Leopard.

They go onto explain that details are scarce, but the included screenshot shows a Safari user attempting to download a malware file. This of course raises questions of Mac security, and how serious Apple is taking any possible threats.

Personally, I think it’s a fake. If this was an included feature one would think Apple would have at least briefly mentioned it in their Snow Leopard features page. There isn’t even a “new security feature” or anything else ambiguous that might mean this feature is included in this release. We’ll just have to wait and see if I’m wrong when Snow Leopard launch this Friday.

Image courtesy of The Mac Security Blog.

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