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Mac OS X Ransomware KeRanger Is Linux Encoder Trojan

So there’s been a fair bit of noise this past week about the Mac OS X Ransomware, the first of its’ kind called KeRanger. It also happens to be the first popular Mac malware of any form for some time. It’s also a lesson to all the Apple fanbois that their OS is not impervious […]

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Zero Day Java Vulnerability Exploited – Macs Infected With Flashback Malware

Interesting timing this one, just a couple of days ago we reported – Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software – and now an unpatched vulnerability in Java for Mac OS that is being exploited in the wild. The vulnerability (CVE-2012-0507) was patched in Java by Oracle back in February, but […]

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Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software

For years the Apple geeks were always self-praising and postulating that their OS was so secure and superior that it didn’t need any silly Anti Virus software. Things changed a couple of years back though, probably in 2009 when Mac OS X Snow Leopard Bundled With Malware Detector. Not long after that the commercial crowd […]

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Mac Malware Becoming a Serious Threat

Malware on the ubiquitous Apple platform has always been scoffed at by Mac users, and it was fair enough really. There weren’t a whole lot of Mac users so the effort to develop malware for the Mac platform really wasn’t worth it. The platform has exploded though with Macs being the weapon of choice for […]

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Sophos Launches FREE Anti-Virus Software For Mac

Well most Apple users would tell you they don’t need anti-virus anyway, viruses and malware are a Windows problem – not something the hi-tech hipsters need to worry about. And let’s face it, even if you run Windows you don’t really need to run anti-virus either if you practice good web-habits. But with the amount […]

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Apple Struggling With Security & Malware

It’s inevitable as Apple products become more and more popular they will get targeted by the bad guys. Count on more viruses, malware, exploits and rootkits for Apple Operating Systems. They are a bit behind in the curve as they don’t have a formal security program and it’s unknown if they use secure development practices […]

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Charlie Miller Does It Again At PWN2OWN

You right remember in March last year we posted about Charlie Miller at the PWN2OWN contest owning the MacBook Air in under 2 minutes. Guess what? He’s done it again! This time though he’s even faster clocking in at under 10 seconds. No one else stood a chance. He walked off with the prize again, […]

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Vista more secure than Mac OSX and Linux?

Judging by figures alone, Vista is more secure than Mac OSX and Linux? I somehow find this a rather strange claim, I guess these things are always subjective. Most numbers can be moulded into any shape you want, and can show any result you like. According to the numbers given in a new report from […]

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Measuring up the Security Risks for Mac – Are Apple Prepared?

The fact is Windows is getting ripped apart with viruses, spamware, spyware, zombie clients, trojans worms and whatever else you can think of. Mac and Linux aren’t (at the moment), there are already Bluetooth viruses, so why not Linux and Mac.. Some may say it’s because they are inherently more secure, the architecture and user […]

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Severe Security Hole in Apple Mac Safari Web Browser

As the German IT portal heise online conveys, a new security hole in the Safari webbrowser for Apple’s Mac OS X has been discovered. This security hole is rather severe, as it invokes the execution of shell scripts under certain circumstances. Once again the Safari option “open safe” files automatically after download bears the blame. […]

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