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8 Ways to Accidentally Infect Your Friends with Malware

8 Ways to Accidentally Infect Your Friends with Malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A lot has been said over the years about the best ways to protect your machine from attacks and malicious code. But where do those recommendations intersect with ways to protect your friends from attacks?

 

By failing to protect your own data, you’re sometimes putting them at risk as well. Here are a few ways people end up mindlessly spreading the malware love....

 

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Apple Hack Signals No Company Is Safe From Latest Malware Attack

Apple Hack Signals No Company Is Safe From Latest Malware Attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple said Tuesday its employees' computers had been hacked, signaling that even a company once thought to be hacker-proof is vulnerable to a sophisticated attack that has claimed a growing number of victims.
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Nor are the private persons!!!

 

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New Mac Malware Scams Users Into Signing Up For Cellphone Charges - Forbes

New Mac Malware Scams Users Into Signing Up For Cellphone Charges - Forbes | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A screenshot of the fraudulent installer asking for a Mac user's phone number.

Time for Apple users to heed a lesson Windows users have long learned the hard way: Don’t hand out your cell phone number to untrusted applications downloaded from the Web.

On Tuesday, Russian antivirus firm Doctor Web reported the appearance of a new strain of Mac-focused malware that queries users for their cellphone number when they try to install a piece of legitimate software. If the user enters a phone number, he or she receives a text message asking for a reply with a registration code. Responding implicitly signs up the user for a series of recurring mobile charges to their carrier’s account.

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"Apple's slogan was =>'Think Different' <= + with ALL the malware around YOU should do so + get protection as well as #ProactiveThinking ;) 

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"Apple's slogan was =>'Think Different' <= + with ALL the malware around YOU should do so + get protection as well as #ProactiveThinking ;)

 


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How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really?

How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

In the five years since the first iPhone was released, there has never been a serious known case of iOS malware on an non-jailbroken device.

Virtually every version of iOS has been quickly jailbroken (that is, modified to allow installation of apps and hacks not authorized by Apple or the mobile carrier).

 

Jailbreaking is accomplished by exploiting security vulnerabilities in iOS. The same exploits used to jailbreak (an arguably legitimate hack) could just as easily be used to infect an iOS device with malware.

 

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/06/29/apple-mobile-device-security/?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=NakedSecurity&amp;utm_campaign=naked%252Bsecurity

 

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Mac users 'just as easily duped by cybercriminals' as Windows users

Mac users 'just as easily duped by cybercriminals' as Windows users | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
In the face of new threats aimed at OS X, a security expert has warned that Mac users may be even more vulnerable than Windows users.

 

Because Windows users are more likely to be running up-to-date anti-virus programs, Graham Cluley of Sophos says that many Mac users are missing a "valuable safety net".

 

In the face of several new threats targeting Mac OS X that have been discovered in recent weeks, Mac users should make sure that they have some form of protection, Cluley said. However, keeping your computer safe from cybercriminals isn't just a case of having anti-virus programs installed - it's about making sensible choices as well.

 

As we have seen on the Windows platform, the majority of the attacks do not exploit any weakness in the operating system but instead take advantage of the bug in people's brains.

 

===> Mac users can be just as easily duped as their Windows cousins into making poor choices, and could end up infected as a result, Cluley told Macworld. <===

 

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Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X

Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Flashback Trojan's latest iterations have evolved to infect Macs in different ways, but there are methods to detect and remove them. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.
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Apple blocks malware-as-PDF threat but new attack emerges | ZDNet

Apple blocks malware-as-PDF threat but new attack emerges | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Even as Apple adds detection to block a Mac OS X malware threat, researchers find new Mac malware posing as a legitimate Flash Player installation pac...
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Mac fake anti-virus malware is evolving fast, doesn't need a password- The Inquirer

Mac fake anti-virus malware is evolving fast, doesn't need a password- The Inquirer | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
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Apple continues to tell support reps: do not help with Mac malware | ZDNet

Apple continues to tell support reps: do not help with Mac malware | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple continues to maintain a public silence on the current outbreak of Mac malware, which may have affected more than 60,000 Mac owners.
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Mac malware authors release a new, more dangerous version | ZDNet

Mac malware authors release a new, more dangerous version | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple finally responded to the Mac Defender outbreak, with a technical note containing removal instructions and the promise of a removal tool.
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Mac malware found in malformed Word documents - is China to blame?

Mac malware found in malformed Word documents - is China to blame? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.

Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?

 

It is true that there is much less malware for OS X than there is for Windows, but that's not going to make you feel any better if you end up targeted in an attack like this.

 

Mac users, just like Windows users, need to ensure that they install the latest security patches and keep their software properly up-to-date.

If you're not already doing so, run anti-virus software on your Macs.

 

If you're a home user, there really is no excuse at all as we offer a free anti-virus for Mac consumers.

 

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It is true that there is much less malware for OS X than there is for Windows, but that's not going to make you feel any better if you end up targeted in an attack like this.

 

Mac users, just like Windows users, need to ensure that they install the latest security patches and keep their software properly up-to-date.

If you're not already doing so, run anti-virus software on your Macs.

 

If you're a home user, there really is no excuse at all as we offer a free anti-virus for Mac consumers.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

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It is true that there is much less malware for OS X than there is for Windows, but that's not going to make you feel any better if you end up targeted in an attack like this.

 

Mac users, just like Windows users, need to ensure that they install the latest security patches and keep their software properly up-to-date.

If you're not already doing so, run anti-virus software on your Macs.

 

If you're a home user, there really is no excuse at all as we offer a free anti-virus for Mac consumers.

 

 Learn more: 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

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Macs hit by new wave of money-stealing malware 

Macs hit by new wave of money-stealing malware  | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple users who think they're immune to malware and other bugs need to pay attention: A new Trojan is infecting Apple computers in order to obtain victims' phone numbers and rob them via unexpected premium SMS charges.

The Trojan, which masks itself as downloadable software, presents victims with a legitimate-looking installation wizard that asks for their phone number in order to verify or authenticate the install.

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Apple zombie malware 'NetWeird' rummages for browser and email passwords

Apple zombie malware 'NetWeird' rummages for browser and email passwords | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

When we write Naked Security articles about Mac malware, we often end up creating a bit of a stir.

So, with a deep breath, here's some Mac malware news: this time, it's a zombie Trojan called 'NetWeird...

 

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1 in 5 Macs has malware on it!

1 in 5 Macs has malware on it! | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
One in every five Mac computers is harbouring some kind of malware, a new study from the experts at Sophos has revealed.

Sophos has revealed a disturbingly high level of malware on Mac computers...

 

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Targeted Pro-Tibetan malware attacks hit Mac OS X users

Targeted Pro-Tibetan malware attacks hit Mac OS X users | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

According to a newly published data, Mac OS X users are just as susceptible to targeted attacks, as Windows users are!!!

 

                        ===> Nobody is perfect!!! <===

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New Mac OS X malware variant spotted in the wild | ZDNet

New Mac OS X malware variant spotted in the wild | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers from Sophos, have intercepted a currently circulating Mac OS X malware variant of the OSX/Imuler trojan horse.

 

Upon execution the malware will delete the original infection file and only leave an image file of Irina Shayk. It will also open a backdoor on the infected host, transferring private information from the infected host to a remote Web server.

 

===> End and corporate users are advised to turn on “Show all filename extensions” option in Finder in order to differentiate between different file types and avoid interacting with malicious applications. <===

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Apple Operating System Affected by Malware

Apple Operating System Affected by Malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple computer users were targeted by fake antivirus software that hopes to gain access to users' credit cards. Apple said Wednesday that it plans to issue a software update to remove the malware.
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F-Secure - Protection - Anti-Virus for Mac - Overview

F-Secure - Protection - Anti-Virus for Mac - Overview | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
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Your Mac is a part of your life. So naturally, you’ll want to look after it. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Mac is an easy way to help make sure your Mac stays secure. It will protect you from viruses and configure your firewall to help you to make sure your precious data stays where it should be. Since F-Secure Anti Virus for Mac is constantly updated, you’ll always be protected from the latest threats.
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Apple Mac OS X update to put Mac Defender malware issue to bed | ZDNet

Apple Mac OS X update to put Mac Defender malware issue to bed | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple will deliver a Mac OS X update “in coming days” that will put its Mac Defender malware headaches to rest...
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Apple's malware challenge: Usability as its security world changes | ZDNet

Apple's malware challenge: Usability as its security world changes | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple’s security reality is changing right before our eyes and the company’s response will be telling.
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