04-06-2012 04:29 AM
Hey guys as you may know apple has mountain-lion coming soon know as you know mac over 500,000 got hacked
do you think with in mountain lion apple will stop malware on macs ?
also is Sophos going to be allowed to run on a mac from apple as when it comes out i will be useing
and i will be useing Mac App Store And identified dev
so i need to know are you going to go and use mountain-lion with Sophos free home for mac
will i hope so
also if i was runing java would you guys sophos stop that java bug hack thing o but i'm hope im safe
04-23-2012 04:05 PM
1) Malware is a social problem more than a technical problem; therefore, it will never be stopped completely.
2) There's already a thread on here where Mountain Lion users are reporting their results running SAV 7 and SAV 8 -- so it will work.
2a) Gatekeeper is XProtect (which has been installed since 10.6) with a bit more logic and a bit more user interface -- it plays fine with Sophos, as it's not a real kernel-level scanning solution. See: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/02/17/apples-
3) We do detect the Java exploit, but on the Mac, it would have to be cached to disk for us to detect it, as we aren't currently doing in-memory detection. However, with Apple's recent updates for 10.6 through 10.8, the exploit is patched, so you only need to beware of OTHER plugin exploits.