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Topic: Security

One in five Macs harboring Windows malware - report

04/24/2012, 10:04 am

Windows malware is so prevalent that a new study has found it quietly present on 20 percent of Macs, dwarfing the number of Apple machines infected with actual OS X malware.

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Kaspersky says Mac Flashback infections have dropped to 30K

04/19/2012, 12:04 pm

Flashback infections have plummeted since Apple released a tool to stop the Trojan, but a security firm has cautioned that more malware could be on the horizon.

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Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents

04/16/2012, 08:04 am

A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

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Apple improving iTunes account security with stricter requirements

04/12/2012, 03:04 pm

Apple has begun asking users to select and answer a series of questions associated with their Apple IDs to enhance security measures.

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Apple working on software to detect and remove Flashback trojan

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

Apple revealed on Tuesday that it is currently developing software to detect and remove the Flashback malware that has infected an estimated 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple issues second OS X Java update this week

04/06/2012, 12:04 am

Apple on Thursday rolled out its second Java update for OS X in less than a week via Software Update.

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'Flashback' trojan estimated to have infected 600K Macs worldwide

04/05/2012, 01:04 am

A trojan horse named "Flashback" that surfaced last year is believed to have created a botnet including more than 600,000 infected Macs around the world, with more than half of them in the U.S. alone.

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Apple retains master decryption key for iCloud

04/03/2012, 10:04 pm

A new analysis of Apple's iCloud service has revealed that the company holds a master decryption key and retains the right to screen for "objectionable" content or hand over information to legal authorities.

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Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper to bring optional app restrictions to OS X

02/16/2012, 11:02 am

The new behind-the-scenes Gatekeeper security feature in the upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is one of the most anticipated additions to the operating system upgrade Apple unveiled on Thursday because it provides users with additional security options for installing and running third-party applications.

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Alleged Foxconn hack allowed bogus orders to be placed for vendors

02/09/2012, 12:02 am

A "Greyhat" hacking group announced this week that it had successfully hacked contract manufacturer Foxconn and released usernames and passwords for vendors that could be used to place fraudulent orders for companies like Apple and Microsoft.

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Google adds 'Bouncer' malware detector layer to Android Market

02/02/2012, 09:02 pm

Google has added a behind-the-scenes service, codenamed Bouncer, to scan for malware on applications on the Android Market in an effort to counter the notion that its mobile operating system is insecure, the company revealed on Thursday.

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Forensics vendor warns Mac OS X FileVault vulnerable to decryption

02/01/2012, 04:02 pm

Passware, a vendor of forensics tools for recovering data for law enforcement, has issued a warning that its forensics tools can bypass the security of FileVault disk encryption in Mac OS X if the computer is left powered on, recovering decryption keys from memory.

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Mac platform faced 58 malware threats from Q2 to Q4 2011 - report

01/18/2012, 11:01 pm

Mac OS X endured 58 separate malware attacks from April 2011 to December 2011, a small fraction when compared to Microsoft's Windows operating system, according to a new summary from a security research firm.

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Apple iOS leading among corporate users, Android deemed most risky

01/18/2012, 04:01 pm

A new study on the use of mobile devices in corporate environments shows Apple's iOS overtaking RIM's BlackBerry in popularity, while third place Android is described as the "most risky" mobile platform in terms of security problems.

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Serious security flaws discovered in Android phones, Samsung and HTC ignore issue

12/05/2011, 08:12 pm

The ease and ability of Android licensees to modify the software they install on their smartphones has opened vast security holes that enable rogue apps to record calls, monitor users' locations and access sensitive data without permission, researchers say, noting that while Google and Motorola acknowledge the issues, HTC and Samsung have ignored their findings.

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Android malware has jumped up 472% since July

11/16/2011, 10:11 pm

The open nature of the Android Market has led to a 472 percent increase in malware threats to the platform over the past four months alone, a new mobile security report claims.

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OS X sandboxing flaw casts doubt on upcoming Mac App Store requirement

11/11/2011, 08:11 pm

A newly-discovered security flaw in the sandboxing functionality of Mac OS X has prompted concerns over Apple's requirement that all applications submitted to the Mac App Store must implement sandboxing by March 2012.

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New Mac OS X Trojan horse hijacks GPU, steals user data

10/31/2011, 07:10 pm

A new Trojan horse hidden in a Mac OS X application can steal sensitive user data and take control of the computerís GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of currency used online.

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New Mac OS X Trojan disguises itself as Adobe Flash installer

09/27/2011, 10:09 am

A new Mac OS X Trojan Horse called "Flashback" attempts to trick users into installing it by appearing as Adobe's Flash Player installer package.

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Researchers discover PDF malware that targets Apple's Mac OS X

09/23/2011, 05:09 pm

A new piece of malware which disguises itself as a PDF download and could give hackers remote access to a computer has been discovered as a potential threat to Mac users.

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