Apple’s commercials may give the impression that Macs are virus-free but the company isn’t taking any chances with the newest Mac OS X refresh.

Apple has quietly added a new Snow Leopard feature to scan software downloads for malware, a no-brainer move that coincides with a noticeable spike in malicious files embedded in pirated copies of Mac-specific software. Read the full story []

*Composite Snow Leopard image via Kepa’s Flickr photostream.

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