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Topic: Security

Apple sends out sandbox deadline reminder email to developers

05/18/2012, 07:05 pm

With Apple set to flip the switch on its Mac App Store sandboxing system, the company sent out an email to registered developers on Friday reminding them that enforcement of the new rules will being on June 1, 2012.

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Users raise questions about Apple's security after iCloud hacks

05/17/2012, 09:05 am

A small number of iCloud accounts reportedly protected by secure, randomly generated passwords have been compromised, prompting speculation by users that a security breach may have occurred on Apple's servers.

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Kaspersky Lab was not asked by Apple to advise on OS X security [u]

05/14/2012, 12:05 pm

In the wake of the biggest malware presence in Mac history, Kaspersky Lab claimed it was asked by Apple to consult on potential OS X security issues, but later said the company's CTO was misquoted [updated].

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GMIC: Tencent founder calls Android openness a 'mixed blessing'

05/10/2012, 12:05 am

Tencent founder Pony Ma on Thursday called the openness of Google's Android mobile operating system a "mixed blessing," while noting that Apple's iPhone is more secure than Android.

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FileVault security hole discovered in OS X Lion 10.7.3

05/07/2012, 12:05 pm

Apple's legacy FileVault Mac encryption system in OS X 10.7.3 has a security flaw that could allow malicious users to access stored passwords.

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Flashback OS X malware estimated to net authors $10K per day

05/01/2012, 10:05 am

The malware known as "Flashback" that was believed to have infected hundreds of thousands of Macs may have paid out as much as $10,000 a day to its authors.

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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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