1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Security
    May 25th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Bluetooth LE could be a security risk

    It’s fair to say the Apple Watch and a number of other small devices would not be possible without the recent development of Bluetooth LE, or BLE. This is a low- energy Bluetooth...

  12. Security
    May 15th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    When security products don’t actually make you safer

    I hate to poke holes in good faith efforts to improve the integrity and security of individuals’ and businesses’ data, but, in just the last week, I’ve seen three separate efforts...

  13. Security
    April 28th, 2015 by Lucian Constantin
    Second HTTPS snooping flaw breaks security for thousands of iOS apps

    Attackers can potentially snoop on the encrypted traffic of over 25,000 iOS applications due to a vulnerability in a popular open-source networking library. The vulnerability stems...

  14. Security
    April 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    1500 flawed iOS apps in App Store

    Researchers from security firm SourceDNA have found 1500 apps in the App Store that suffer from an SSL validation issue discovered in an open source library. Although the library was...

  15. Security
    April 21st, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Dead apps an enterprise risk

    It happens to all of us – there’s an app you like but after some time the developer either abandons the app or they stop updating it, having replaced it with something new. Evernote...

  16. Security
    April 20th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Macs still vulnerable to “Rootpipe”

    Late in 2014, a security flaw, dubbed “Rootpipe”, was identified. This gives root access to attackers. Root access gives greater access to low level processes and files that are...

  17. Security
    April 20th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    iOS users more easily phished than Android

    According to a report by security firm ThreatSim, about 8% of clicks on phishing emails come from iOS with just 2% coming from Android. The research went further, finding 16% of iOS...

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