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Mac Malware - How to Avoid It

Sophos' Andrew Ludgate talks about the importance of education on Mac malware, and what Mac users can do to ensure their security. Get more on Mac malware an...

 

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Immune No More: An Apple Story

Immune No More: An Apple Story | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
For a very long time, Apple and its pseudo-religious user-base prided itself on being a platform free of malware; those days are inarguably and unequivocally over. Its emergence as the early winner...
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Mac users face increased ransomware threats | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness

Mac users face increased ransomware threats | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. has a reputation for building secure devices, but don’t become too complacent because ransomware threats to Mac users are on the rise.

While ransomware attacks against Microsoft Windows-based computers and servers remain far more prevalent, security researchers have detected new Mac threats in recent years and expect to see new threats in the future.

 

Protect your Mac from ransomware
Mac users are clearly not free from the threat of ransomware. While not at epidemic proportions, ransomware attacks against Macs have seen widespread success by breaking into systems that were assumed secure. Fortunately, users today have access to a variety of backup options. You can add an extra layer of protection to your Mac computer by stepping beyond the Apple ecosystem of TimeMachine nearline backups and iCloud synchronization and embracing a third-party cloud backup solution.

 

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Apple Inc. has a reputation for building secure devices, but don’t become too complacent because ransomware threats to Mac users are on the rise.

While ransomware attacks against Microsoft Windows-based computers and servers remain far more prevalent, security researchers have detected new Mac threats in recent years and expect to see new threats in the future.

 

Protect your Mac from ransomware
Mac users are clearly not free from the threat of ransomware. While not at epidemic proportions, ransomware attacks against Macs have seen widespread success by breaking into systems that were assumed secure. Fortunately, users today have access to a variety of backup options. You can add an extra layer of protection to your Mac computer by stepping beyond the Apple ecosystem of TimeMachine nearline backups and iCloud synchronization and embracing a third-party cloud backup solution.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security/?&tag=RANSOMWARE

 

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Mac users beware! Hackers are selling 'the most sophisticated' Mac malware ever | #MacSpy #CyberSecurity

Mac users beware! Hackers are selling 'the most sophisticated' Mac malware ever | #MacSpy #CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Just because you’re using a Mac doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the malware threat.

 

Two new security threats, a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) platform and a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program, are designed to specifically target machines running Apple macOS.

 

Two new security threats, a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) platform and a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program, are designed to specifically target machines running Apple macOS.

The MaaS platform, known as "MacSpy," responds to what its authors feel is an ongoing lack of "sophisticated malware for Mac users". Of course, that perception is not entirely accurate. We've seen numerous sophisticated malware strainsdeveloped for Macs over the past year or so.

 

It's true, however, that MacSpy takes this budding proliferation to the next level by making macOS malware more accessible to users with low levels of technical expertise.

 

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Just because you’re using a Mac doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the malware threat.

 

Two new security threats, a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) platform and a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program, are designed to specifically target machines running Apple macOS.

 

Two new security threats, a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) platform and a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program, are designed to specifically target machines running Apple macOS.

The MaaS platform, known as "MacSpy," responds to what its authors feel is an ongoing lack of "sophisticated malware for Mac users". Of course, that perception is not entirely accurate. We've seen numerous sophisticated malware strainsdeveloped for Macs over the past year or so.

 

It's true, however, that MacSpy takes this budding proliferation to the next level by making macOS malware more accessible to users with low levels of technical expertise.

 

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Transparenzbericht: Apple hat offenbar ersten National Security Letter erhalten | #Privacy #Datenschutz

Transparenzbericht: Apple hat offenbar ersten National Security Letter erhalten | #Privacy #Datenschutz | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Zum ersten Mal hat Apple den Erhalt eines National Security Letters im halbjährlichen Transparenzbericht aufgeführt. Die Zahl der Anfragen der US-Regierung zur nationalen Sicherheit stieg außerdem erneut sprunghaft an.

 

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Zum ersten Mal hat Apple den Erhalt eines National Security Letters im halbjährlichen Transparenzbericht aufgeführt. Die Zahl der Anfragen der US-Regierung zur nationalen Sicherheit stieg außerdem erneut sprunghaft an.

 

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Apple users advised to update their software now, as new security patches released | #Updates #CyberSecurity

Apple users advised to update their software now, as new security patches released | #Updates #CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Welcome to the post-WannaCryptor world, where every computer user understands the importance of creating secure backups and applying security patches in a timely fashion.

 

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Welcome to the post-WannaCryptor world, where every computer user understands the importance of creating secure backups and applying security patches in a timely fashion.

 

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Server-Hack: Handbrake-Download war mehrere Tage mit Malware verseucht | #Apple #Mac #CyberSecurity 

Server-Hack: Handbrake-Download war mehrere Tage mit Malware verseucht | #Apple #Mac #CyberSecurity  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Die Mac-Version 1.0.7 von Handbrake war mehrere Tage am Wochenende mit dem Trojaner Proton infiziert.

 

 

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Die Mac-Version 1.0.7 von Handbrake war mehrere Tage am Wochenende mit dem Trojaner Proton infiziert. 

 

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Popular Mac App Developers Issue Urgent Malware Warning | #CyberSecurity #Apple #Awareness #NobodyIsPerfect

Popular Mac App Developers Issue Urgent Malware Warning | #CyberSecurity #Apple #Awareness #NobodyIsPerfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

It’s been a rough week in Mac security. First, Checkpoint warned users of a Trojan spreading in Europe that was the first of its kind. And now, one of the most prominent video transcoding apps for Mac has a malware problem.

Popular BitTorrent Client Transmission Gets Infected With Malware Again


For the second time in five months, the Transmission BitTorrent client for Mac has been infected…


The developers of the transcoding software Handbrake have issued a statement that warns one of the mirror sites to download the software has been compromised by hackers. The post explains that anyone who has downloaded the software between May 2nd and 6th of this year has a 50/50 chance of being infected. But, it’s probably a good idea just to double check if you’ve downloaded it anytime recently.

 

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It’s been a rough week in Mac security. First, Checkpoint warned users of a Trojan spreading in Europe that was the first of its kind. And now, one of the most prominent video transcoding apps for Mac has a malware problem.

Popular BitTorrent Client Transmission Gets Infected With Malware Again


For the second time in five months, the Transmission BitTorrent client for Mac has been infected…


The developers of the transcoding software Handbrake have issued a statement that warns one of the mirror sites to download the software has been compromised by hackers. The post explains that anyone who has downloaded the software between May 2nd and 6th of this year has a 50/50 chance of being infected. But, it’s probably a good idea just to double check if you’ve downloaded it anytime recently.

 

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Dok : un nouveau malware vise les Mac | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness

Dok : un nouveau malware vise les Mac | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

CheckPoint signale un nouveau malware visant les utilisateurs européens de Mac. Baptisé Dok, celui-ci est diffusé via une campagne de phishing...

 

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CheckPoint signale un nouveau malware visant les utilisateurs européens de Mac. Baptisé Dok, celui-ci est diffusé via une campagne de phishing...

 

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Mac malware on the rise as crooks turn to ransomware | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness #macOS #FindZip

Mac malware on the rise as crooks turn to ransomware | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness #macOS #FindZip | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
MACBOOK USERS are increasingly being targeted by malware and backdoors, according to Malwarebytes' analysis of cyber crime and malware in the first quarter of 2017.

Chief among this surge in macOS threats is the FindZip Mac ransomware, for which even the developers don't have a decryption key, leaving users high and dry after ransom has been paid. 

 

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MACBOOK USERS are increasingly being targeted by malware and backdoors, according to Malwarebytes' analysis of cyber crime and malware in the first quarter of 2017.

Chief among this surge in macOS threats is the FindZip Mac ransomware, for which even the developers don't have a decryption key, leaving users high and dry after ransom has been paid. 

 

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Update your iPhone to avoid being hacked over Wi-Fi | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Updates 

Update your iPhone to avoid being hacked over Wi-Fi | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Updates  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Why risk breaking all the way into the phone if you can just hang around on the periphery and listen to all the data coming in and out?

 

It’s only been five days since Apple’s last security update for iOS, when dozens of serious security vulnerabilities were patched.

As we mentioned last week, the recent iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 updates included numerous fixes dealing with “arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges”.

Any exploit that lets an external attacker tell the operating system kernel itself what to is a serious concern that ought to be patched as soon as possible – hesitation is not an option.

After all, it’s the kernel that’s responsible for managing security in the rest of the system.

 

You can accelerate your own patch by manually visiting Settings | General | Software Update to force an upgrade, rather than waiting for your turn in Apple’s autoupdate queue.

 

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Why risk breaking all the way into the phone if you can just hang around on the periphery and listen to all the data coming in and out?

 

It’s only been five days since Apple’s last security update for iOS, when dozens of serious security vulnerabilities were patched.

As we mentioned last week, the recent iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 updates included numerous fixes dealing with “arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges”.

Any exploit that lets an external attacker tell the operating system kernel itself what to is a serious concern that ought to be patched as soon as possible – hesitation is not an option.

After all, it’s the kernel that’s responsible for managing security in the rest of the system.

 

You can accelerate your own patch by manually visiting Settings | General | Software Update to force an upgrade, rather than waiting for your turn in Apple’s autoupdate queue.

 

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Apple corrige plus de 300 failles dans ses systèmes et applications | #Updates #CyberSecurity

Apple corrige plus de 300 failles dans ses systèmes et applications | #Updates #CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Les corrections de failles de sécurité sont nombreuses chez Apple, qui renouvelle l’ensemble de ses OS et plusieurs de ses applications.

 

Les corrections de failles de sécurité sont nombreuses chez Apple, qui renouvelle l’ensemble de ses systèmes d’exploitation et plusieurs de ses applications.

 

Hier, Apple a livré de nouvelles éditions de ses systèmes d’exploitation : iOS 10.3 et macOS Sierra 10.12.4. Mais aussi tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 et macOS Server 5.3 (voir à ce propos notre précédent article : « Avec iOS 10.3, Apple bascule ses iPhone et iPad en APFS »).

 

Les corrections de failles de sécurité sont nombreuses pour chacun de ces produits. iOS 10.3 élimine ainsi 84 failles. Sur le front desktop, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 corrige 127 vulnérabilités. Notez que OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 et OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 profitent respectivement de la correction de 1 et 2 failles. 56 vulnérabilités sont éliminées dans tvOS 10.2. 34 sous watchOS 3.2 et 3 pour macOS Server 5.3.

Correctifs aussi pour les applications

Pour tous les OS desktop, les correctifs apportés à d’autres applications clés participeront à rendre le système plus sûr. Safari 10.1 corrige ainsi 38 failles de sécurité. Et iTunes 12.6, 17, aussi bien sous macOS que dans la mouture Windows du logiciel.

 

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Les corrections de failles de sécurité sont nombreuses chez Apple, qui renouvelle l’ensemble de ses OS et plusieurs de ses applications.

 

Les corrections de failles de sécurité sont nombreuses chez Apple, qui renouvelle l’ensemble de ses systèmes d’exploitation et plusieurs de ses applications.

 

Hier, Apple a livré de nouvelles éditions de ses systèmes d’exploitation : iOS 10.3 et macOS Sierra 10.12.4. Mais aussi tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 et macOS Server 5.3 (voir à ce propos notre précédent article : « Avec iOS 10.3, Apple bascule ses iPhone et iPad en APFS »).

 

Les corrections de failles de sécurité sont nombreuses pour chacun de ces produits. iOS 10.3 élimine ainsi 84 failles. Sur le front desktop, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 corrige 127 vulnérabilités. Notez que OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 et OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 profitent respectivement de la correction de 1 et 2 failles. 56 vulnérabilités sont éliminées dans tvOS 10.2. 34 sous watchOS 3.2 et 3 pour macOS Server 5.3.

Correctifs aussi pour les applications

Pour tous les OS desktop, les correctifs apportés à d’autres applications clés participeront à rendre le système plus sûr. Safari 10.1 corrige ainsi 38 failles de sécurité. Et iTunes 12.6, 17, aussi bien sous macOS que dans la mouture Windows du logiciel.

 

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Un virus infecte Mac et PC avec un document word | #CyberSecurity #Crossplatform #Apple #Mac #Windows #Awareness

Un virus infecte Mac et PC avec un document word | #CyberSecurity #Crossplatform #Apple #Mac #Windows #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Tout comme celui découvert en février, ce nouveau malware mise lui aussi sur l'exécution d'un macro. En février, un virus touchait les Mac via...

 

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Tout comme celui découvert en février, ce nouveau malware mise lui aussi sur l'exécution d'un macro. En février, un virus touchait les Mac via...

 

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Pwn20wn 2017: Safari als Einfallstür für macOS | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness

Pwn20wn 2017: Safari als Einfallstür für macOS | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Auch in diesem Jahr war mit Safari und macOS zwei Apple Produkte vertreten. Wissenschaftler haben es sich seit jeher zur Aufgabe gemacht, sogenannte 0-day (Zero-Day- oder “Tag-Null”-) Lücken zu finden. Diese werden so genannt, da kein Hersteller davon etwas weiß, und es dafür noch keinen Patch oder Aktualisierung gibt. Das macht sie besonders gefährlich: Solche Lücken können ungestört von Angreifern ausgenutzt werden, um Computer-Systeme zu übernehmen, ohne das jemand etwas mitbekommt.

Stattliche Preisgelder

Nicht von ungefähr kommen daher stattliche Preisgelder und Auszeichnungen. Summen in Höhe von 50.000 Dollar sind keine Seltenheit. Für ganz knifflige Angriffe werden sogar bis zu 100.000 Dollar ausbezahlt. Das Geld wird meist von Forschungseinrichtungen eingesetzt um weiter arbeiten zu können.

Über den Safari in die Touch Bar

Die Touch Bar war auch auf der Sicherheitskonferenz in aller Munde. Angreifer konnten nämlich durch einen Fehler im Apple eigene Browser Safari eine Lücke ausnutzen, um sich so Root-Rechte unter macOS zu verschaffen. Mit diesen haben die Wissenschaftler eine Nachricht auf der Touch Bar platziert, um ihren Angriff und die Sicherheitslücke zu beweisen.

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-1-browsers/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/i-got-interviewed-feeling-honored/

 

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Auch in diesem Jahr war mit Safari und macOS zwei Apple Produkte vertreten. Wissenschaftler haben es sich seit jeher zur Aufgabe gemacht, sogenannte 0-day (Zero-Day- oder “Tag-Null”-) Lücken zu finden. Diese werden so genannt, da kein Hersteller davon etwas weiß, und es dafür noch keinen Patch oder Aktualisierung gibt. Das macht sie besonders gefährlich: Solche Lücken können ungestört von Angreifern ausgenutzt werden, um Computer-Systeme zu übernehmen, ohne das jemand etwas mitbekommt.

Stattliche Preisgelder

Nicht von ungefähr kommen daher stattliche Preisgelder und Auszeichnungen. Summen in Höhe von 50.000 Dollar sind keine Seltenheit. Für ganz knifflige Angriffe werden sogar bis zu 100.000 Dollar ausbezahlt. Das Geld wird meist von Forschungseinrichtungen eingesetzt um weiter arbeiten zu können.

Über den Safari in die Touch Bar

Die Touch Bar war auch auf der Sicherheitskonferenz in aller Munde. Angreifer konnten nämlich durch einen Fehler im Apple eigene Browser Safari eine Lücke ausnutzen, um sich so Root-Rechte unter macOS zu verschaffen. Mit diesen haben die Wissenschaftler eine Nachricht auf der Touch Bar platziert, um ihren Angriff und die Sicherheitslücke zu beweisen.

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-1-browsers/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/i-got-interviewed-feeling-honored/

 

 

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Apple-ID: Polizei warnt vor neuer Phishing-Welle | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness

Apple-ID: Polizei warnt vor neuer Phishing-Welle | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mit gefälschten E-Mails und Webseiten wollen Kriminelle Zugangsdaten von Apple-Nutzern erschleichen. Die Phishing-Seiten setzen auf "gute Optik" und geben sich durch https-Verschlüsselung einen seriösen Anschein, warnt die Polizei Niedersachsen.

 

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Mit gefälschten E-Mails und Webseiten wollen Kriminelle Zugangsdaten von Apple-Nutzern erschleichen. Die Phishing-Seiten setzen auf "gute Optik" und geben sich durch https-Verschlüsselung einen seriösen Anschein, warnt die Polizei Niedersachsen.

 

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MacOS a aussi son ransomware-as-a-service | #Apple #CyberSecurity 

MacOS a aussi son ransomware-as-a-service | #Apple #CyberSecurity  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Sécurité : Fortinet publie l’analyse d’un ransomware destiné à viser les utilisateurs de macOS. Mais si celui-ci se distingue par un fonctionnement de type as-a-service, il ne présente pas la même sophistication que ses semblables.

 

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Sécurité : Fortinet publie l’analyse d’un ransomware destiné à viser les utilisateurs de macOS. Mais si celui-ci se distingue par un fonctionnement de type as-a-service, il ne présente pas la même sophistication que ses semblables.

 

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Die 7 gefährlichsten Computer-Programme | #CyberSecurity #OS #BSI

Die 7 gefährlichsten Computer-Programme | #CyberSecurity #OS #BSI | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Finger weg von dieser Software: Viele Programme sind ganz schön gefährlich, weil sie drastische Sicherheitslücken aufweisen. Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik warnt jedes Jahr vor aktueller Software mit großen Schwachstellen. Wir zeigen, welche Programme davon betroffen sind.

 

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Finger weg von dieser Software: Viele Programme sind ganz schön gefährlich, weil sie drastische Sicherheitslücken aufweisen. Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik warnt jedes Jahr vor aktueller Software mit großen Schwachstellen. Wir zeigen, welche Programme davon betroffen sind.

 

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Apple fixes dozens of security bugs for iPhones, Macs | #CyberSecurity #Updates

Apple fixes dozens of security bugs for iPhones, Macs | #CyberSecurity #Updates | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has squashed dozens of security bugs in its latest releases of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac operating systems.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company rolled out 23 security fixes in iOS 10.3.2 and another 30 fixes in macOS 10.12.5, both of which were released on Monday.

Among the bugs, two bugs in iBooks for iOS could allow an attacker to arbitrarily open websites and execute malicious code at the kernel level. Over a dozen flaws were found in WebKit, which renders websites and pages on iPhones and iPads, that could allow several kinds of cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

A separate flaw in iBooks for macOS desktops and notebooks could allow an application to escape its secure sandbox, a technology used to prevent data loss or theft in the case of an app compromise.

Almost half of the bugs found were attributed to Google's Project Zero, the search giant's in-house vulnerability-finding and security team.

 

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Apple has squashed dozens of security bugs in its latest releases of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac operating systems.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company rolled out 23 security fixes in iOS 10.3.2 and another 30 fixes in macOS 10.12.5, both of which were released on Monday.

Among the bugs, two bugs in iBooks for iOS could allow an attacker to arbitrarily open websites and execute malicious code at the kernel level. Over a dozen flaws were found in WebKit, which renders websites and pages on iPhones and iPads, that could allow several kinds of cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

A separate flaw in iBooks for macOS desktops and notebooks could allow an application to escape its secure sandbox, a technology used to prevent data loss or theft in the case of an app compromise.

Almost half of the bugs found were attributed to Google's Project Zero, the search giant's in-house vulnerability-finding and security team.

 

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MacOS : un malware en cadeau avec le téléchargement d'Handbrake | #Apple #CyberSecurity 

MacOS : un malware en cadeau avec le téléchargement d'Handbrake | #Apple #CyberSecurity  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Quoi de mieux pour piéger l'utilisateur de se faire passer pour une source légitime ? Des pirates ont ainsi réussi à s'introduire dans les serveurs de l'éditeur d'Handbrake et ont remplacé le logiciel d'encodage vidéo par une version piégée. Du coup, entre le 2 et le 6 mai dernier, si vous avez téléchargé (ou mis à jour) l'application vous avez toutes les chances (une chance sur deux pour être précis) d'avoir obtenu une version corrompue avec un joli malware en cadeau (OSX.PROTON).

 

Afin de vérifier si son Mac est infecté, il suffit d’ouvrir le Moniteur d’activité (localisé dans le dossier 'Utilitaires' d’Applications) et de regarder si le processus 'activity_agent' est en cours d’exécution. Si tel est le cas, cela veut dire que le malware est actif sur la machine.

 

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Quoi de mieux pour piéger l'utilisateur de se faire passer pour une source légitime ? Des pirates ont ainsi réussi à s'introduire dans les serveurs de l'éditeur d'Handbrake et ont remplacé le logiciel d'encodage vidéo par une version piégée. Du coup, entre le 2 et le 6 mai dernier, si vous avez téléchargé (ou mis à jour) l'application vous avez toutes les chances (une chance sur deux pour être précis) d'avoir obtenu une version corrompue avec un joli malware en cadeau (OSX.PROTON).

 

Afin de vérifier si son Mac est infecté, il suffit d’ouvrir le Moniteur d’activité (localisé dans le dossier 'Utilitaires' d’Applications) et de regarder si le processus 'activity_agent' est en cours d’exécution. Si tel est le cas, cela veut dire que le malware est actif sur la machine.

 

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Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked | #CyberSecurity #Apple

Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked | #CyberSecurity #Apple | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A mirror download server for the popular tool HandBrake video file-transcoding app has been compromised by hackers, who replaced its Mac edition with malware.
The first most Mac users will know about the security incident will be when they visit the app’s website, at https://handbrake.fr, and see a link to a “Security Alert”:

 

Anyone who has downloaded HandBrake on Mac between [02/May/2017 14:30 UTC] and [06/May/2017 11:00 UTC] needs to verify the SHA1 / 256 sum of the file before running it.

Anyone who has installed HandBrake for Mac needs to verify their system is not infected with a Trojan. You have 50/50 chance if you’ve downloaded HandBrake during this period.

 

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A mirror download server for the popular tool HandBrake video file-transcoding app has been compromised by hackers, who replaced its Mac edition with malware.
The first most Mac users will know about the security incident will be when they visit the app’s website, at https://handbrake.fr, and see a link to a “Security Alert”:

 

Anyone who has downloaded HandBrake on Mac between [02/May/2017 14:30 UTC] and [06/May/2017 11:00 UTC] needs to verify the SHA1 / 256 sum of the file before running it.

Anyone who has installed HandBrake for Mac needs to verify their system is not infected with a Trojan. You have 50/50 chance if you’ve downloaded HandBrake during this period.

 

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Dok: OSX malware uses stolen certs and reads HTTPS traffic | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness

Dok: OSX malware uses stolen certs and reads HTTPS traffic | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mac users beware as researchers have found yet another reason to rattle the false sense of security some may have concerning Macs and viruses.  


Checkpoint researchers spotted a Mac OSX malware, dubbed OSX/Dok that has been signed with an Apple signature and reads HTTPS traffic, Check Point lead researcher Ofer Caspi said in a 27 April blog post.


It is unclear how the Apple signature got into the hands of the malware's developers and that the signature is the reason why the malware has been able to bypass some native Apple protections and malware could allow an attacker to intercept a victim's web communications and worse.


The malware primarily targets European users, mainly in Germany and in Austria, and could allow an attacker to redirect victims to a remote proxy server controlled by its operator, where the attacker could steal banking credentials, hijack online accounts and leak sensitive information.


The malware was spread via phishing campaigns and at the time the malware was detected and analysed, it was still floating under the radar of Apple and by other third party security products leading researchers said.

 

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Mac users beware as researchers have found yet another reason to rattle the false sense of security some may have concerning Macs and viruses.  


Checkpoint researchers spotted a Mac OSX malware, dubbed OSX/Dok that has been signed with an Apple signature and reads HTTPS traffic, Check Point lead researcher Ofer Caspi said in a 27 April blog post.


It is unclear how the Apple signature got into the hands of the malware's developers and that the signature is the reason why the malware has been able to bypass some native Apple protections and malware could allow an attacker to intercept a victim's web communications and worse.


The malware primarily targets European users, mainly in Germany and in Austria, and could allow an attacker to redirect victims to a remote proxy server controlled by its operator, where the attacker could steal banking credentials, hijack online accounts and leak sensitive information.


The malware was spread via phishing campaigns and at the time the malware was detected and analysed, it was still floating under the radar of Apple and by other third party security products leading researchers said.

 

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Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect MacOS and Spy on HTTPS Traffic | #Apple #CyberSecurity

Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect MacOS and Spy on HTTPS Traffic | #Apple #CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

A malware research team has discovered a new piece of Mac malware that reportedly affects all versions of MacOS and is signed with a valid developer certificate authenticated by Apple (via The Hacker News).

The malware has been dubbed "DOK" and is being disseminated through an email phishing campaign which researchers at CheckPoint say is specifically targeting macOS users, making it the first of its kind.

The malware works by gaining administration privileges in order to install a new root certificate on the user's system. This enables it to gain access to all communications between the host Mac and the internet, including traffic flowing through connections encrypted with SSL.

 

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A malware research team has discovered a new piece of Mac malware that reportedly affects all versions of MacOS and is signed with a valid developer certificate authenticated by Apple (via The Hacker News).

The malware has been dubbed "DOK" and is being disseminated through an email phishing campaign which researchers at CheckPoint say is specifically targeting macOS users, making it the first of its kind.

The malware works by gaining administration privileges in order to install a new root certificate on the user's system. This enables it to gain access to all communications between the host Mac and the internet, including traffic flowing through connections encrypted with SSL.

 

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Anzahl der Mac-Malware steigt 2016 um 744% | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect

Anzahl der Mac-Malware steigt 2016 um 744% | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Starkes Wachstum: Der Mac ist zusehends Bedrohungen von Malware ausgesetzt, der verhältnismäßig geringe Marktanteil bietet keinen Schutz mehr. Wie der Hersteller von Sicherheitssoftware McAfee nun ausgerechnet hat, boomt die Branche der Mac-Malware, im Jahr 2016 ist sie um 744 Prozent gewachsen, 466.000 Vorfälle habe man entdeckt. Das ist immer noch ein kleiner Teil im Vergleich zu den 600 Millionen Vorfällen insgesamt oder den 15 Millionen für mobile Systeme, die fast alle Android betreffen.

 

Der größte Anteil des Zuwachses an Mac-Malware lässt sich auf Adware zurückführen. Diese ist zwar lästig, weil sie Werbung einspielt, die der Anwender nicht sehen will, setzt ihn und seinen Rechner aber nicht wirklichen Gefahren aus. Die beste Gefahrenabwehr besteht immer noch darin, Software nur aus dem Mac App Store oder von zertifizierten Entwicklern zu installieren. In McAfees Bericht gibt es jedoch noch einen Punkt, der Besorgnis erregt.

 

Denn die Anzahl der von Malware infizierten Geräte des Internets der Dinge nehme immer mehr zu. Diese schlauen, aber unsicheren Maschinchen seien vor allem für DoS-Angriffe in einem Botnetz zu missbrauchen.

 

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Starkes Wachstum: Der Mac ist zusehends Bedrohungen von Malware ausgesetzt, der verhältnismäßig geringe Marktanteil bietet keinen Schutz mehr. Wie der Hersteller von Sicherheitssoftware McAfee nun ausgerechnet hat, boomt die Branche der Mac-Malware, im Jahr 2016 ist sie um 744 Prozent gewachsen, 466.000 Vorfälle habe man entdeckt. Das ist immer noch ein kleiner Teil im Vergleich zu den 600 Millionen Vorfällen insgesamt oder den 15 Millionen für mobile Systeme, die fast alle Android betreffen.

 

Der größte Anteil des Zuwachses an Mac-Malware lässt sich auf Adware zurückführen. Diese ist zwar lästig, weil sie Werbung einspielt, die der Anwender nicht sehen will, setzt ihn und seinen Rechner aber nicht wirklichen Gefahren aus. Die beste Gefahrenabwehr besteht immer noch darin, Software nur aus dem Mac App Store oder von zertifizierten Entwicklern zu installieren. In McAfees Bericht gibt es jedoch noch einen Punkt, der Besorgnis erregt.

 

Denn die Anzahl der von Malware infizierten Geräte des Internets der Dinge nehme immer mehr zu. Diese schlauen, aber unsicheren Maschinchen seien vor allem für DoS-Angriffe in einem Botnetz zu missbrauchen.

 

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Drive-by Wi-Fi i-Thing attack, oh my! | #Apple #Updates #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #ICT #Awareness

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Drive-by Wi-Fi i-Thing attack, oh my!
Don't skip this update

3 Apr 2017 at 22:46, Richard Chirgwin
Apple hasn’t provided much detail, but you don’t want to ignore the latest iOS release – 10.3.1 – because it plugs a very nasty Wi-Fi vulnerability.

Cupertino has rushed out the emergency patch because: “An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip” – meaning, presumably, that malicious packets gave attackers a vector.

The fix for the bug, which Apple attributes to Gal Beniamini of Google’s Project Zero, was a buffer overflow fixed by better input validation.

The bug affected iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation and later.

 

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Drive-by Wi-Fi i-Thing attack, oh my!
Don't skip this update

3 Apr 2017 at 22:46, Richard Chirgwin
Apple hasn’t provided much detail, but you don’t want to ignore the latest iOS release – 10.3.1 – because it plugs a very nasty Wi-Fi vulnerability.

Cupertino has rushed out the emergency patch because: “An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip” – meaning, presumably, that malicious packets gave attackers a vector.

The fix for the bug, which Apple attributes to Gal Beniamini of Google’s Project Zero, was a buffer overflow fixed by better input validation.

The bug affected iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation and later.

 

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Macs and iPhones patched – including 23 kernel-level holes | #Updates #CyberSecurity #Apple

Macs and iPhones patched – including 23 kernel-level holes | #Updates #CyberSecurity #Apple | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Yes, we always say, "Patch early, patch often." But this time, patch even earlier!

 

Macs and iPhones patched – including 23 kernel-level holes

Apple’ latest batch of updates is out, including macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3.

There’s also an update to Safari 10.1, installed automatically if you update Sierra, but provided as a separate download for OS X El Capitan (10.11) and OS X Yosemite (10.10), which get Security Update 2017-001 rather than a full-on point release.

Lastly, the iWork suite, consisting of Pages, Keynote and Numbers (Apple’s equivalent of Word, Powerpoint and Excel), were updated too.

The iWork updates were mainly about form and function, but also included a security patch dealing with an intriguing vulnerability, about which more later.

 

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Yes, we always say, "Patch early, patch often." But this time, patch even earlier!

 

Macs and iPhones patched – including 23 kernel-level holes

Apple’ latest batch of updates is out, including macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3.

There’s also an update to Safari 10.1, installed automatically if you update Sierra, but provided as a separate download for OS X El Capitan (10.11) and OS X Yosemite (10.10), which get Security Update 2017-001 rather than a full-on point release.

Lastly, the iWork suite, consisting of Pages, Keynote and Numbers (Apple’s equivalent of Word, Powerpoint and Excel), were updated too.

The iWork updates were mainly about form and function, but also included a security patch dealing with an intriguing vulnerability, about which more later.

 

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Your Mac is not malware-proof: a look at the threats and defenses | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect

Your Mac is not malware-proof: a look at the threats and defenses | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
In the big picture, which operating systems attract more malware is beside the point. Windows may be targeted more often, but if you’re the Mac user who gets victimized by tainted code, the tally doesn’t matter. For Mac users, the important thing is to raise awareness of the threats they face and explain what they can do about it.

Below is a look at the Mac malware SophosLabs has intercepted, analyzed and protected customers against, followed by recent issues Naked Security has written about. From there, we look at some tips to ensure better protection.

View from the lab

Mac malware has been studied at length by SophosLabs, and in a 2017 malware forecast released last month, it warned that more threats are coming, including several varieties of ransomware.

 

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In the eternal battle of Windows versus Mac, the tide is turning in Microsoft's favor | #OperatingSystems #OS

In the eternal battle of Windows versus Mac, the tide is turning in Microsoft's favor | #OperatingSystems #OS | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple opened the door for users to install Windows on Macs, and Microsoft made truckloads of cash selling Office and its associated services on iPhone and iPad. It was all quiet on the PC front, as the battle moved to the smartphone.

 

But now, after years of stability, change is on the horizon in the PC market. Former Apple lovers, including myself, are starting to reconsider Windows. And hardware like the Microsoft Surface Studio PC, Eve V laptop/tablet hybrid, and Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is getting people excited about computers again.

 

It's a huge renaissance for Windows, coming at a time when Apple fans feel like the company is treating the Mac like an afterthought. Don't just take my word for it: Over the weekend, my friend Owen Williams wrote a piece entitled "Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up," which really says it all. 

 

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