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Apple's malware definitions updated to protect Macs against iWorm

Apple's malware definitions updated to protect Macs against iWorm

Apple has updated its malware definitions for OS X so as to defend Macs against a botnet that allowed a piece of malware called Mac.BackDoor.iWorm to install on systems. iWorm had made its way onto 17,000 machines by the time it was disclosed last week. Once on a user's system, the malware could...
Apple releases OS X bash update to help prevent Shellshock on Macs

Apple releases OS X bash security update to help prevent Shellshock on Macs

Apple has just released a new important software security update to patch the new Shellshock vulnerability for its Mac systems. The update is now available through Apple and is titled the OS X bash Update 1.0 download. There are separate downloads, depending on which version of the OS X operating...
Apple: Most OS X users safe from 'Shellshock' exploit, patch coming quickly for advanced Unix users

Apple: Most OS X users safe from 'Shellshock' exploit, patch coming quickly for advanced Unix users

Apple is aware of the recently discovered bash exploit nicknamed Shellshock, and is working quickly to provide a software update for OS X, the operating system that runs on the Mac. The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities," an Apple...
The 'Shellshock' Bash vulnerability and what it means for OS X

The 'Shellshock' Bash vulnerability and what it means for OS X

Word is spreading on info security websites that there's a vulnerability in a Unix program called Bash. Bash, or Bourne-Again Shell, is standard issue on the Mac, and at this writing, the latest version of OS X — 10.9.5 — has a version that's vulnerable to this new exploit. Should Mac users be...
Gatekeeper

Devs may need to re-sign apps to satisfy Mavericks 10.9.5's Gatekeeper changes

OS X's Gatekeeper is a great feature that makes sure the code you're about to run on your Mac is really the code you think you're about to run. We've all seen the pop up reminding us that an application isn't signed and built by developers trusted by Apple, and we should be sure we trust the...
Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

Seems like there are endless examples of security problems with all the Internet services we depend on. What can we do? Gotofail. Heartbleed. Target. Sony's PlayStation Network. The NSA. It seems like every few weeks, there's a new story circulating in the news about major security breach...
Apple says Heartbleed vulnerability did not affect their services or software

Apple says Heartbleed vulnerability did not affect their services or software

If you're concerned about iOS security or OS X security and are still wondering whether or not Apple services and software are affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability found in OpenSSL, Apple has now given an official statement on the matter. According to Re/Code: “Apple takes security very...
Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

An OpenSSL exploit leaves vulnerable countless Internet services that rely on data encryption. Is your Mac or your iOS device vulnerable? OpenSSL is popular open source encryption software used all over the Internet. It's been in the news a lot lately, with a lot of dire warnings about what a...
Apple posts security updates for Lion, Mountain Lion — update now!

Apple posts security updates for Lion, Mountain Lion — update now!

In addition to OS X 10.9.2, Apple has posted security updates for OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Both of those are available either through the Software Update system preference or directly from Apple's web site. While much has been made of a data security bug that affects iOS...
Apple updates OS X Mavericks to 10.9.2 — Fixes SSL vulnerability, adds FaceTime Audio, improves Mail and more!

Apple updates OS X Mavericks to 10.9.2 — Fixes SSL vulnerability, adds FaceTime Audio, improves Mail and more!

Apple on Tuesday released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, which is now available for download through the Software Update tool. Improvements include a fix to the SSL/TSL bug that's been getting a lot of attention lately, as well as changes to Mail, FaceTime, SMB2 and more. Changes in the new release...

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