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  1. Security
    February 23rd, 2017 by Lucian Constantin
    New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

    A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if...

  2. Security
    January 16th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to browse privately and avoid persistent tracking on a Mac, iPhone and iPad

    Say you find yourself using the web on a strange computer – maybe one owned by a relative or friend, or in a library or school. When using a computer or other device that you don’t...

  3. Security
    January 13th, 2017 by Ian Paul
    How to quickly check that your home IoT devices are secure

    You’ve spent a good amount of time getting Alexa to properly activate your wireless speakers, living room lights and smart cam, but is your new IoT setup secure? BullGuard has a quick...

  4. Security
    January 13th, 2017 by Glenn Fleishman
    Lock down your Mac with system and networking monitoring tools

    Any malware powerful enough to overcome the defences that Apple built to resist incursions may also be powerful enough to hide its traces. That’s not quite an axiom of security, but...

  5. Security
    December 19th, 2016 by Lucian Constantin
    Apple’s macOS file encryption easily bypassed without the latest fixes

    Without the macOS update released last week, Apple’s disk encryption can be easily defeated by connecting a specially crafted device to a locked MacBook. The attack is possible because...

  6. Security
    November 30th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How a little iOS magic in every new Touch Bar adds security

    For years, people have speculated about whether Apple would ditch macOS in favour of iOS, shedding desktops and turning laptops into something like an iPad Pro in a fixed clamshell....

  7. Security
    November 22nd, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    A USB dongle can hijack all your web accounts and router in 30 seconds, even if your computer is locked

    A proof of concept from security researcher and software developer Samy Kamkar shows that macOS, Windows, and Linux computers can have any previously active web logins hijacked merely...

  8. Security
    November 18th, 2016 by Ian Paul
    Apple saves iPhone call history to iCloud, but barely mentions it

    Modern smartphones make it easy to back up all your data to the cloud so you can keep it synced across devices, or download it to a new phone. That can have unfortunate consequences,...

  9. Security
    November 4th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    First look: Little Flocker and BlockBlock help monitor your Mac’s security

    Recently, I noted a couple of new kinds of tools that would be available for macOS that go beyond Apple’s built-in support to block malicious activity and protect your files....

  10. Security
    October 24th, 2016 by Brad Chacos
    Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, PayPal and more offline

    Update 5: At 6:18pm Eastern, Dyn said the DDoS attacks have been resolved. Fingers crossed another wave doesn’t occur, as happened earlier today. You can find Dyn’s incident report here....

  11. Security
    October 10th, 2016 by Caitlin McGarry
    Terror suspect’s locked iPhone could lead to a second Apple/FBI showdown

    The FBI could be gearing up for another battle with Apple. In the wake of a mass stabbing at a Minnesota mall that was linked to the terrorist group ISIS, the FBI is looking for answers...

  12. Security
    September 29th, 2016 by Oscar Raymundo
    Apple keeps track of all the phone numbers you contact using iMessage

    In the wake of an FBI investigation, Apple mounted a high-profile campaign on behalf of its users’ privacy. But it turns out our privacy is still being compromised. Apple keeps a...

  13. Security
    September 27th, 2016 by Michael Kan
    New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

    Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry. The Trojan, called Komplex, can download, execute, and delete files from...

  14. Security
    September 27th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch requires two-factor, not two-step, iCloud protection—what?

    What’s the difference between two-step verification and two-factor authentication? A lot of frustration for people who were using the former and updated to macOS Sierra, only to see...

  15. Security
    September 22nd, 2016 by Lucian Constantin
    Apple’s new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

    Apple launched its newest operating system, macOS Sierra 10.12, on Tuesday and, aside from new and interesting features, it has a large number of important security fixes. The new...

  16. Security
    September 1st, 2016 by John Ribeiro
    Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked

    Dropbox’s move last week to ask users who had signed up before mid-2012 to change their account passwords followed the discovery of a large dump of email addresses and passwords related...

  17. Security
    August 26th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware

    Apple released an update to iOS 9 on Thursday – iOS 9.3.5 – that patches multiple critical zero-day vulnerabilities that have been shown to already have been deployed, allegedly...

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