Mac OS X

Mac malware evolves – time for Apple users to wake up

Mac users have once again been reminded not to be complacent about the malware threat, with the discovery that cybercriminals have enhanced an existing Trojan horse to disable the rudimentary anti-virus protection Apple has built into Mac OS X.


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History of Mac malware: 1982 – 2011

Viruses, spyware, worms and Trojans aren’t just a Windows problem.

Here’s a short history of the Mac malware scene – from 1982 to the present day.


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Mac OS X Trojan hides behind malicious PDF disguise

A fascinating new example of Mac malware has been discovered, that appears to be adopting an old Windows-style disguise to fool users into running it.

It’s disguise? A controversial political dispute between China and Japan.


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Apple fixes critical security issues with Mac OS X update

It’s time once again to patch your Mac against the latest security vulnerabilities – before they’re exploited by malware authors and hackers.


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Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere sex video spreads Mac malware on Facebook

Mac users on Facebook are under malware attack again – with what claims to be a sex video of celebrities Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere.


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IMF boss rape video? Mac malware spreads via Facebook links

Mac OS X malware is being spread by sick messages spreading virally across Facebook, claiming to be a video of controversial IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


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Microsoft issues Windows security patches, but Office for Mac users left in the cold

Security patches for Windows and PowerPoint, but if you’re a user of older versions of Microsoft Office for Mac you’re left unprotected.


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Mac fake anti-virus attack gets dirty to ensnare victims

The latest variants of the new Mac malware use particularly dirty tricks to catch out unsuspecting users.


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Mac fake anti-virus attack adopts new disguise

New versions of the latest malware to hit Mac OS X users have come to light, following the discovery earlier this week of fake anti-virus attacks being spread by SEO poisoning.


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Free anti-virus for Mac named Best Anti-Malware solution at SC Awards

Who would have thought it? A free anti-virus program for Apple Macs being named best anti-malware solution ahead of those security products for boring old Windows.


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Apple Mac malware: A short history (1982-2010)

A short history of Mac malware – from 1982 to present day. Learn about the viruses, worms, Trojans and scareware that have affected Apple computers.

Do you protect your Apple Mac computer against malware?


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Free anti-virus for Mac – 150,000 active users and plenty of malware found

Think there’s nothing for an anti-virus to find on your Mac? Think again.

Sophos reveals the most commonly encountered malware that users of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition are seeing.


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Free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac review by About.com

About.com awards Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition top marks for protecting against malware.


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Free Mac Anti-Virus: We just can’t win..

Is free anti-virus for Mac home users a massive dastardly plot by Sophos? Surely there must be a catch? Well, err, no actually..


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More than 100 security fixes in Mac OS X 10.6.5

Apple issues Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, including security fixes for almost everything – from Apache to the Flash Player plug-in, from Image Capture to MySQL..

Just in case you needed a good reason to update..


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Mac users, Microsoft security updates are for you too

Users of the new Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 should install an important security update, or risk being exposed to an attack by malicious hackers.


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