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  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. Security
    July 6th, 2016 by Glenn Fleishman
    How to keep snoops from listening to your laptop’s microphone

    It’s the infosec (information security) shot seen round the world. Mark Zuckerberg posted an Instagram photo celebrating 500 million monthly users, and his Mac laptop was visible...

  15. Security
    March 10th, 2016 by Macworld Australia Staff
    Channel Nine boosts Mac fleet

    Nine Network expanded its production fleet of Macs from 19 to 150. With that growth, there’s been a need to take on a more robust management solution for the systems. It is using...

  16. Security
    March 8th, 2016 by Mike Elgan
    Security tips from a super-hacker: Kevin Mitnick’s advice on protecting laptops, smartphones and more

    Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI. (If you’re not familiar...

  17. Security
    February 22nd, 2016 by Anthony Caruana
    Lessons from the FBI: when in doubt, leave it alone

    Having spent the better part of 20 years working in corporate IT, there’s one thing I know for an absolute certainty. When something goes wrong, it’s certain that your actions...

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