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Topic: Security

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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Apple releases Mac OS X Security Update 2011-005 to stop certificate fraud

09/09/2011, 01:09 pm

Apple on Friday issued a security update for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard, addressing a security issue related to fraudulent online certificates.

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Apple searching for product security managers after 2nd lost iPhone prototype

09/06/2011, 03:09 am

After losing its second iPhone prototype in two years, Apple has posted a pair of job openings for Managers for New Product Security to help safeguard the company's unreleased products and related intellectual property.

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iPhone 'jailbreak' prodigy to join Apple as intern

08/25/2011, 09:08 pm

"Comex," the hacker responsible for several high-profile jailbreak exploits of Apple's iPhone, revealed Thursday that he will be starting an internship with Apple in early September.

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Russian online payment site linked to MacDefender malware scam

08/04/2011, 10:08 pm

After a raid on Russian payment giant Chronopay's offices, authorities have found evidence linking the company to the MacDefender fake anti-virus scam that targeted Mac users.

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Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 to address PDF security hole

07/15/2011, 01:07 pm

Apple on Friday released an update to its iOS mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, addressing a potentially dangerous security flaw related to viewing PDF files in the Mobile Safari Web browser.

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Hackers access Apple server with small amount of survey data

07/04/2011, 09:07 am

A group of hackers this weekend posted a list of 27 usernames and passwords culled from surveys hosted on an Apple Business Intelligence website.

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Apple's iOS more secure than Google's Android, says Symantec

06/28/2011, 08:06 pm

iOS, the mobile operating system that powers Apple's popular iPhone and iPad devices, offers more protection than its Android counterpart, the security experts at Symantec have concluded in a newly published report.

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Apple exploring 'proactive' iPhone security methods for stolen hardware

06/16/2011, 08:06 am

Apple could be planning to greatly enhance its "Find My iPhone" security feature in the future, as the company has shown interest in giving users the ability to scramble or delete specific data, or even record audio or visual information in the event that an iPhone is lost.

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Bill introduced in US Senate to enforce mobile privacy laws on Apple, Google

06/15/2011, 02:06 pm

U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday introduced legislation that would require companies like Apple, as well as application developers for platforms like iOS, to receive express consent from users before collecting or sharing location information.

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MAC Defender variant quickly thwarts Apple's Mac OS X security update [u]

06/01/2011, 03:06 pm

A day after Apple released a security update for Mac OS X to address the "MAC Defender" malware, a new variant of the bogus antivirus software has been spotted in the wild [update: Apple has quickly responded, too].

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Latest 'MAC Defender' malware attacks Mac OS X without password

05/25/2011, 04:05 pm

A new, more dangerous variant of "MAC Defender," dubbed "Mac Guard," has been discovered, and the new malware does not require an administrator password to install.

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