Blog Posts Tagged with "Mac"

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Busting the Ten Biggest Computer Security Myths

May 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

While some of the myths addressed may seem to be common sense issues, they also represent widespread misconceptions that continue to be pervasive in the information technology world today, so a reminder that these notions are bunk seems in order...

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Applications Targeting Apple Products

May 03, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

When I was told of a new mobile application distribution system which avoids Apple's scrutiny, my alarm antennas began quivering. Now combine this with who is doing it - Russian developers - and I get an even more dreadful feeling in the pit of my stomach...

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Researchers Analyze Flashback Trojan Botnet Traffic

May 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers, who successfully tool over C&C servers, noted that nearly two out of three infected systems are running Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 which included Java preinstalled. Less vulnerable are systems running Lion OS X 10.7, unless users manually downloaded Java after purchase...

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Flashback - Are You Joking? There is No Malware for Mac!

April 23, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

We must remember that in any software there will be vulnerabilities that could be exploited for criminal purposes. To give you an immediate idea of the malware available for the Mac environment, I produced a table that lists the main agents detected by a well known antivirus...

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Adobe Releases Critical Updates Reader and Acrobat

April 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Adobe has released critical updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier versions for Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh...

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Backdoor.Flashback Mac Virus Patch and Removal Tools

April 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Last week Doctor Web, found that the Flashback Mac Trojan has infected almost 600,000 systems, and has created an online tool to check to see if your machine is infected. F-Secure has released instructions on how to remove the virus if you are indeed infected...

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AdiOS: Say Goodbye to Nosy iPhone Apps

February 16, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

I put together a free utility called AdiOS (Addressbook Detector for iOS) that lets Mac users scan the iOS apps in your iTunes directory to see if they have the potential to dump your phone book externally. AdiOS detects apps that access your address book using a binary grep...

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Apple Releases Multiple OS X Lion Security Updates

February 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Apple has released security updates for Apple OS X Lion 10.7 to 10.7.2, OS X Lion Server 10.7 to 10.7.2, Mac OS 10.6.8, and Mac OS X Server v 10.6.8 to address multiple vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, a denial-of-service, and bypass security...

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The Difficult Life of a Mac in the Mixed Environment

February 02, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

We are not abandoning the Mac - it is a great tool and an asset in our little lab. But in the current state of things, it takes a lot of effort and compromise to fully migrate to a Mac platform, especially since a multi-environment knowledge is required...

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Adobe Releases Updates for Critical Vulnerabilities

January 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Adobe has released updates to mitigate critical vulnerabilities in the company's Adobe Reader and Acrobat products. The vulnerabilities addressed leave systems open to remote access and control, system crashes, and denial of service exploits...

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Consumers Need to Rethink IT Security and Safety

November 16, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The threat of lost or stolen devices and the possibility of their personal information being used for fraudulent means a significant concern. In the United States 113 mobile phones are lost every minute and more than half of smartphone users do not use any password protection...

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MAC versus DAC in SELinux

September 25, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams

This simple real-world example demonstrates how MAC rules supersede DAC settings. I encourage you to read the system documentation and experiment on lab systems. Too often system administrators become frustrated by "AVC Denial" messages and resort to disabling this enhanced security...

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Backtrack 5: Linux and Mac Vulnerable to Malicious Scripts

August 31, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Malicious scripts and executables are encoded and obfuscated to purposely bypass anti-virus programs. Once they are run on a target machine - Windows, Mac or Linux - they connect through the firewall to the attacker's machine. It is imperative to educate your users about these attacks...

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Black Hat USA 2011 Presenters - A Live Webcast

August 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The organizers of the Black Hat USA 2011 conference which took place earlier this month are inviting those who attended and those who missed the event to join them for a live webcast featuring some of the conference's speakers. The free webcast airs on Thursday, Aug 25, 2011...

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Myth: Apple Products Don’t Get Viruses

August 16, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The growing popularity of Apple products has inspired cybercriminals to create viruses that will harm Macs. Until now, Macs have been immune to these threats, but McAfee Labs is seeing the very first wave of fake programs targeted at Mac users...

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Mac Antivirus - Being Careful and Staying Safe

June 09, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

What antivirus software packages have a Mac version? As of June 2011, Wikipedia lists that only 16 out of 62 antivirus software packages support the Mac. In a very interesting marketing move, some antivirus manufacturers actually offer free use of antivirus packages for Mac...

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