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  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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....

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Security
    August 11th, 2016 by Michael Kan
    A new US$500,000 iOS bug bounty beats Apple’s offer

    A security firm is offering up to US$500,000 for information on zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS, surpassing Apple’s bug bounty just days after it was announced. On Tuesday,...

  14. Security
    August 2nd, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    Keyboards may be leaking secrets, but probably not yours

    If you’ve seen the headlines from late July about insecure wireless keyboards and you own a wireless keyboard, you may be wondering whether you should grab it and fling it under...

  15. Security
    August 1st, 2016 by Macworld Australia Staff
    Apple’s web of authentication

    As someone who seems to live most of his life on the internet, I’ve always appreciated Apple’s thorough and thoughtful approach to security. The company realises that we keep all...

  16. Security
    July 13th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to avoid Mac malware by using Gatekeeper and common sense

    The best weapon against Mac malware is your mind: recognizing the key aspects of illegitimate software, and configuring your Mac correctly, go a long way toward avoiding a takeover....

  17. Security
    July 7th, 2016 by Lucian Constantin
    New Tor-powered backdoor malware, Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, targets Macs

    Security researchers have found a new backdoor program that allows attackers to hijack Mac systems and control them over the Tor network. The new malware has been dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor...

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