Browsing Tag: apple

Snow Leopard Gets an Anti-Virus Scanner

Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple’s commercials may give the impression that Macs are virus-free but the company isn’t taking any chances with the newest Mac OS X refresh.

Apple has quietly added a new Snow Leopard feature to scan software downloads for malware, a no-brainer move that coincides with a noticeable spike in malicious files embedded in pirated copies of Mac-specific software. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

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Snow Leopard Gets an Anti-Virus Scanner

Categories: Web Security

Apple’s commercials may give the impression that Macs are virus-free but the company isn’t taking any chances with the newest Mac OS X refresh.

Apple has quietly added a new Snow Leopard feature to scan software downloads for malware, a no-brainer move that coincides with a noticeable spike in malicious files embedded in pirated copies of Mac-specific software. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

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Apple plugs Safari code execution holes

Apple has released Safari 4.0.3 to fix at least six security vulnerabilities that put Mac and Windows users at risk of hacker attacks.
The update is considered highly-critical and should be immediately applied on both Windows and Mac systems because of the risk of information disclosure, phishing and remote code execution attacks. See Apple’s advisory for details [apple.com]

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Apple plugs Safari code execution holes

Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple has released Safari 4.0.3 to fix at least six security vulnerabilities that put Mac and Windows users at risk of hacker attacks.
The update is considered highly-critical and should be immediately applied on both Windows and Mac systems because of the risk of information disclosure, phishing and remote code execution attacks. See Apple’s advisory for details [apple.com]

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On the Twitter DDoS Attacks, Apple and Microsoft Patches

[img_assist|nid=3727|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Threatpost editors Ryan Naraine and Dennis Fisher discuss the DDoS
attacks against Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal and delve into
Apple’s Mac OS X patch and Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday plans.

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Apple Needs to Get Serious About iPhone Security

By Andrew Storms
Two years ago I took some hard hits from my peers for calling the iPhone “a security nightmare.” Two years later, I can’t find a single person who doesn’t agree that the iPhone is the number one mobile target of security researchers.Fast forward to today: Is the iPhone still a security nightmare or have those problems been relegated to annoyance status?

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iPhone 3GS Offers Enterprise-Class Security for Everyone

Categories: Social Engineering

From TidBITS (Rich Mogull)

The original iPhone was widely criticized by security professionals for lacking essential security features for the enterprise, the large corporate networks that have special needs because of huge numbers of users and the massive back-end operations to support those users.
The original iPhone was hard to lock down, had only limited secure connectivity options, and lacked both data protection and some way to destroy data remotely if you lost the phone. Those capabilities have continued to improve with every iPhone software release and, combined with the hardware improvements in the iPhone 3GS, even regular users can now enjoy security equivalent to that provided by most corporate environments. Read the full story [tidbits.com]

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High-Profile Twitter Hack Spreads Mac, Windows Trojan

Categories: Malware, Web Security

From IDG News Service (Robert McMillan)
Former Apple Macintosh evangelist Guy Kawasaki posts Twitter messages about a lot of different thing, but the message he put up Tuesday was really out of character: “Leighton Meester sex tape video free download!”
His message included a link that, after some further clicking, landed Kawasaki’s followers on a fake porn site where online criminals try to install a nasty Trojan horse program on victim’s computers. And in an interesting twist, the program attacks both Mac and Windows users.  Read the full story [computerworld.com]

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