1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Security
    November 25th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Write your passwords down to improve safety

    For many, many years, you’ve heard the advice: ‘Never write your passwords down.’ This is trumpeted at work, from online services, from financial institutions. Well, it’s...

  12. Security
    November 17th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Changing your Apple ID password – an adventure

    Over the weekend I received an invoice from Apple – not an unusual occurrence as I buy music, movies, apps and TV shows from the iTunes and App Stores with some frequency. However,...

  13. Security
    November 16th, 2015 by Macworld Australia Staff
    Protecting the end-points is key – and it starts with users

    According to its October 2015 earnings announcement Apple shipped a record 5.7 million Macs – and it’s not just home users that have developed a taste for Apple, with IBM announcing...

  14. Security
    November 5th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    iBackDoor – infected ads may make iOS vulnerable

    After yesterday’s news that an new variant of XcodeGhost has been found in the wild, we hear from FireEye that another iOS vulnerability, called iBackDoor, has been detected....

  15. Security
    November 4th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    XcodeGhost S – new variant hits enterprise users

    Security vendor FireEye has found “210 enterprises with XcodeGhost-infected applications running inside their networks, generating more than 28,000 attempts to connect to the...

  16. Security
    October 23rd, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    1Password is still secure, but you can reduce a potential risk

    Dale Myers posted a blog entry a few days ago about a problem he’d found in 1Password: while passwords in AgileBits’ vaults were secure, metadata was stored in the clear. And...

  17. Security
    October 20th, 2015 by Caitlin McGarry
    Apple pulls data mining apps

    App analytics firm SourceDNA just discovered evidence that hundreds of apps in the iOS App Store are collecting a whole bunch of identifying data about you in violation of Apple’s...

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