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  1. Security
    September 25th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    XcodeGhost: App Store malware shows the weakest links and Apple’s advantage

    As malware goes, XcodeGhost is unimpressive. Bundled into versions of Apple’s Xcode development environment for iOS, OS X, and watchOS, XcodeGhost was distributed within China,...

  2. Security
    September 25th, 2015 by Macworld Australia Staff
    XcodeGhost Q and A released by Apple, reminds developers to play safe

    Apple has published a document that answers some questions about the iOS malware XcodeGhost. The questions it answers are: I’ve heard about malicious apps created by XcodeGhost...

  3. Security
    September 24th, 2015 by Lucian Constantin
    Thousands of iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost

    The impact of iOS app developers unknowingly using a rogue version of the Xcode development tool is turning out to be greater than initially thought: early reports listed just 39 apps...

  4. Security
    September 21st, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    App Store infected – XcodeGhost infects apps

    Developers using counterfeited versions of Xcode have been used as mules to ship malware into apps being submitted into the App Store during the submission process. Although their apps...

  5. Security
    September 14th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Take secure steps in upgrading to iOS 9

    Here’s what you need to know about security when you’re updating your iPhone and iPad. iOS 9 is nigh upon us! It’s time to review steps you can take to ensure your privacy,...

  6. Security
    September 9th, 2015 by Ian Paul
    Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

    Watch out Seagate wireless external hard drive owners—your peripheral may have serious flaws in it that will open your files to malicious attackers. The good news is Seagate has already...

  7. Security
    September 1st, 2015 by Jeremy Kirk
    Apple ID credentials stolen – iOS malware threatens jailbreakers

    Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks. The malware, which is...

  8. Security
    August 18th, 2015 by Jeremy Kirk
    Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS X

    An Italian teenager has found two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS X operating system that could be used to gain remote access to a computer. The finding comes after Apple patched last...

  9. Security
    June 26th, 2015 by Jeffery Battersby
    How to set up the OS X firewall

    A few weeks back, after the Working Mac column about scanning your Mac for viruses I received an email message from Yolanda: “Hope you can help your readers with something that...

  10. Security
    June 18th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Zero-day exploit lets App Store malware steal OS X and iOS passwords

    Security researchers have found major flaws in OS X and a single one in iOS that open the door to malware. The exploits allow malicious apps that have made their way into the App Store...

  11. Security
    June 17th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Personal data extracted from smartwatches

    Security researchers from the University of Newhaven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHCFREG) will be presenting a paper at a digital forensics conference in August...

  12. Security
    June 16th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    LastPass password manager site breached

    A few hours ago, password management service provider LastPass disclosed, through a blog post from the CEO and founder Joe Siegrist, that suspicious activity had been discovered on...

  13. Security
    June 11th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Apple steps up security in iOS 9

    Nestled in the middle of iOS 9 announcements were two security-related bumps: Apple now suggests you set a six-digit passcode instead of a four-digit one; and two-factor authentication...

  14. Security
    June 5th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Should you fear the latest Mac firmware exploit?

    A security researcher has found what he says is a deep flaw that potentially affects all Macintosh Intel models made until mid-2014, when the error he discovered appears to have been...

  15. Security
    June 3rd, 2015 by Macworld Australia Staff
    UEFI flaw makes many Macs vulnerable

    A newly discovered flaw has been found by a security researcher. It allows an attacker to install malware that can persist even after all data on the hard drive has been erased. The...

  16. Security
    June 2nd, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Wearable security: two-factor authentication apps for Apple Watch

    The Apple Watch could become our central hub in a wheel of identity, in which all spokes rotate around our wrist. Some early Watch apps already have a high degree of utility. But we’re...

  17. Security
    May 28th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    SMS attack crashes iOS devices

    An SMS messaging attack that instantly crashes iOS devices when you open a message has been discovered by some Reddit users. The message is a specific string of Arabic characters that...

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