View Full Version : MacSweeper security program appears to be a scam

Jan 15, 2008, 10:56 AM
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Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: MacSweeper security program appears to be a scam (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080115115641)
Description:: Security company F-Secure wrote on Tuesday that the program, called MacSweeper, may be the first rogue application for Macs.

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Approved by Mudbug

Jan 16, 2008, 03:40 AM
The first "rogue" application for Macs?

Macs never were immune to apps that tell lies. No OS ever will be. This scam may be of interest in that it asks for money, but it's not the "first" of anything significant. There have been "bad" Mac apps in the past. No successful worms, viruses, or spyware, but deceptive apps have occasionally appeared.

I like the term "rogue" app though--a nice vague new term :) I like "potentially unwanted" even better. That would make a good T-shirt.