Mac Defender Malware Strike

Discussion in 'macOS' started by modit, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. modit macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2008
    So I clicked on an image in Google search and was brought to the infamous Mac Defender scan website...

    My screenshot...


    I force quit Safari and reset my cache so I'm safe I'd assume. The site showed my IP address but is that a security issue?

    I'm running 10.6.7 and I'll update to 10.6.8 which "identifies and remove known variants of Mac Defender"

    I guess I'm lucky by visiting MacRumors alot :D
  2. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    Every remote server knows what ip addresses connect to it, your fine. As long as you didn't put in your admin password it can't do anything.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your IP address is public. Any site you visit has access to it, such as

    The first section of that link deals specifically with the MacDefender/MacSecurity/MacProtector/MacGuard issue. I encourage you to read it.

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