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Topic: Security

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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US Sen. Franken calls on Apple, Google to require app privacy policies

05/25/2011, 03:05 pm

U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday formally requested that both Apple and Google create privacy policies for all applications available for their respective iOS and Android mobile platforms.

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'MACDefender' on Apple's radar as OS X malware spreads - report

05/19/2011, 01:05 pm

A malware program that targets Mac OS X systems dubbed "MACDefender" has apparently gained traction in the wild, prompting Apple to tell its support representatives they should not attempt to remove the software.

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European Union may place tougher privacy restrictions on Apple

05/19/2011, 12:05 pm

A new statement from the European Union could lead to greater restrictions on the handling of location data on mobile devices for companies like Apple and Google.

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Apple, Google detail mobile privacy policies before US Senate subcommittee

05/10/2011, 12:05 pm

Apple Vice President of Software Technology Guy L. "Bud" Tribble spoke to members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and reiterated his company's position that it makes user privacy one of its highest priorities. He also revealed methods the company uses to ensure developers follow the rules, including random audits of App Store software.

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Apple's VP of software technology to be witness at US congressional hearing

05/06/2011, 12:05 pm

Guy L. "Bud" Tribble, Apple's vice president of software technology, is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing on mobile privacy on May 10.

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Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 with fixes for location database controversy

05/04/2011, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3.3 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, addressing issues related to location data stored in a database file on devices running iOS 4.

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Apple to address iPhone location concerns with quick release of iOS 4.3.3

05/02/2011, 10:05 am

Apple promised last week to release a software update to address a location tracking bug in its iOS mobile operating system, and a pre-release build of iOS 4.3.3 indicates the company is acting quickly to release the update.

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