Mac OS X

Keychain-busting zero-day disclosed hours before release of macOS High Sierra

A security researcher has disclosed a password exfiltration zero-day that affects macOS version 10.13 (aka “High Sierra”) and earlier.

David Bisson reports.


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FruitFly Mac malware – FBI investigating hundreds of infections, say researchers

The FBI is thought to be currently investigating hundreds of infections tied to the mysterious FruitFly family of Mac-based malware.

David Bisson reports.


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Malware installs Signal as part of scheme to steal Mac users’ banking credentials

The new OSX/Dok Mac malware is mysteriously pushing the Signal private-messaging app onto victims’ mobile devices as part of a scheme to steal their banking credentials.

David Bisson reports.


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Holy Mokes! OS X users warned of sophisticated backdoor malware

Mac users are at risk of a version of the sophisticated Moke backdoor malware, already discovered for Windows and Linux, that can spy upon you.

David Bisson reports.


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OceanLotus OS X malware disguises itself as Adobe Flash update

Is your Mac protected against the OS X version of OceanLotus, a sophisticated trojan horse that has been used to spy against businesses and government agencies?

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.


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OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 released – fixing numerous security holes

It’s that time again to update OS X. Make sure that your Macs and MacBooks are patched with the very latest security updates.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.


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Apple issues Shellshock Bash bug patch for Mac OS X users

The Shellshock bug in Bash being actively exploited online. Make sure your Mac computers are not at risk by patching Bash.

Here is how to do it.


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Buggy iTunes 11.2 update opened serious security hole on Apple Macs

Did the /Users folder on your Apple Mac disappear into thin air?

It turns out that was just a symptom of a more serious problem, introduced by the iTunes 11.2 update. Find out more and make sure you download an update to the update.


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Heartbleed OpenSSL bug: An FAQ for Mac, iPhone and iPad users

In the last couple of days you cannot fail to have seen the huge number of media articles about the so-called Heartbleed bug.

In this article for Intego’s Mac Security blog, we’ll try and answer some of the common questions that users of Apple products have raised about this issue.


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10 years of Mac OS X malware

The malware problem on Mac OS X is nothing like as bad as it is on Windows, but that doesn’t mean it can be ignored.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Mac OS X 10.9.2 released. Apple fixes critical SSL security hole

Apple has just issued OS X Mavericks version 10.9.2, fixing the same serious SSL security hole that they patched for iPhone and iPad users at the end of last week.


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Update your iPhones and iPads now to iOS 7.06. But Mac OS X still at risk from critical security hole

Apple has quietly pushed out a security update to iOS, the operating system used by its flagship iPhone and iPad products.

And it’s really important for your privacy that you update your iPhones and iPads as quickly as possible.

A shame then that Mac OS X doesn’t yet have a patch…


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‘The Mask’ malware campaign, undetected by anti-virus firms since 2007?

Kaspersky used the backdrop of the luxurious beach resort of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to announce its malware discovery to the world’s press.

But if Careto, aka “The Mask”, has been missed by security firms since 2007 that’s not a great advert for the anti-virus industry.


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Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users’ data

Everyone likes a laugh, but it’s not always quite so funny if you’re not in on the joke.

Take, for example, the Secret Bitcoin Mining hoax…


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Will Apple issue any more Mountain Lion security updates?

If Apple doesn’t release any more security updates for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion I may gave to eat my words, and install Mavericks earlier than I planned…


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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is out. It’s free. And I’m not installing it

Call me “chicken” if you like, but I’m not rushing to install Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, which was just released by Apple.

Because, like any major software upgrade, there are bound to be problems…


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