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It's Time For an Apple Patch Tuesday | threatpost

It's Time For an Apple Patch Tuesday | threatpost | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
It's time for Apple to move to a predictable patch schedule for its iPhone, iPad and Macs so that customers know when security updates are coming and aren't left wondering.
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Apple slaps another security band-aid on iTunes | ZDNet

Apple slaps another security band-aid on iTunes | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple patches 79 gaping security holes in the iTunes for Windows software.
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The short history of Mac malware: 1982 – 2011 | Naked Security

The short history of Mac malware: 1982 – 2011 | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Viruses, spyware, worms and Trojans aren't just a Windows problem. Here's a short history of the Mac malware scene - from 1982 to the present day.
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Flashback Mac Trojan poses as Adobe Flash update, opens backdoor | Naked Security

Flashback Mac Trojan poses as Adobe Flash update, opens backdoor | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mac users are once again being reminded to keep their anti-virus software up-to-date, following the discovery of a Trojan horse that poses as an update to Adobe Flash.
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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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Another OS X Trojan imitates Adobe Flash installer

Another OS X Trojan imitates Adobe Flash installer | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
In the wake of the latest OS X Trojan, a new one has surfaced that disguises itself as an Adobe Flash Player installer. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.
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New Mac Trojan copies successful Windows Trojan technique

New Mac Trojan copies successful Windows Trojan technique | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Windows users have been warned time and time again of malware hiding behind icons and extensions belonging to files associated with legitimate software - most notably PDF, DOC and XLS files.

 

In spite of that, malware peddlers have had a lot success with this simple technique. It is no wonder, then, that they would try to use it on Mac users as well.

 

F-Secure shared its knowledge about a new dropper Trojan targeting that particular segment of users, disguised as a PDF file.

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Secure remote file access for Mac and PC

Secure remote file access for Mac and PC | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

iTwin is a USB device that allows two online computers to share military-grade encrypted data from anywhere in the world.

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Major Security Flaws in Mac OS X Lion - Softpedia

Major Security Flaws in Mac OS X Lion - Softpedia | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Major Security Flaws in Mac OS X Lion...

 

In the attempt to make security as tight as possible, it seems as Mac OS X Lion developers forgot to secure the most basic things. Hashes can be easily obtained and the current user password can be modified without a problem, as no authentication is required.

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Apple updates Mac OS X after DigiNotar break-in | ZDNet UK

Apple updates Mac OS X after DigiNotar break-in | ZDNet UK | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has released security updates for its Mac OS X operating system, in a bid to mitigate the damage caused by the DigiNotar break-in.

Security Update 2011-005 for the Snow Leopard and Lion versions of the OS was made available on...
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Apple releases Security Update to block hacked Web certificates | Computers | MacUser | Macworld

Apple releases Security Update to block hacked Web certificates | Computers | MacUser | Macworld | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple on Friday released Security Update 2011-005, which addresses fraudulent Web security certificates issued by DigiNotar.
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OS X Lion accused of having huge network security hole | Naked Security

OS X Lion accused of having huge network security hole | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
As a security friend quipped, "Have you seen the recent discussions online about LDAP network authentication on Lion clients? It's a really handy feature - if you forget your password, you can just make one up.
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Apple updates malware definitions for fake Flash Player trojan

Apple updates malware definitions for fake Flash Player trojan | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has issued an update for its XProtect malware detection system so it will now identify the new Flash Player trojan that was recently found. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.
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The Apple security survival guide

The Apple security survival guide | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Attacks against the Mac are on the rise, and users need to know what they're up against to mount an effective defense. Here's a survival guide that will help.
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iPhone and iPad Security: The Human Element

iPhone and iPad Security: The Human Element | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Tackling mobile security on a personal-business device isn't new, but it is still a very serious and present problem. Perhaps a lesson from the past holds an answer.

 

Part of the security problem has changed, says security expert Jeff Schmidt, CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLC. Schmidt advises Fortune 100 companies on ways to secure mobile devices. Threats are different as curated app stores stymie old-fashioned malware bad guys.

 

But now the curators themselves might be giving too much freedom to app makers trafficking in personal information.

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The Five Security Improvements Apple Needs To Make in iPhone 5 | threatpost

The Five Security Improvements Apple Needs To Make in iPhone 5 | threatpost | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Amid all the speculation about the iPhone 5's new features, Threatpost asked some mobile security experts about what security improvements they'd like to see from Cupertino. Here's their top five list.
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Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback • The Register

Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback • The Register | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple has updated the malware protection built into its Mac operating system to flag a recently discovered trojan that hijacks users' machines by masquerading as a benign document. Malware disguised as an Adobe Flash installer, meanwhile, remained unchecked.

 

The file quarantine, which Apple snuck into a prerelease version of Snow Leopard in 2009, was updated to include a definition for Trojan-Dropper: OSX/Revir.A, which antivirus provider F-Secure disclosed on Friday. According to an update on F-Secure's blog, the malware disguises itself as a PDF file in an attempt to trick users into clicking on it.

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Apple updates malware definition list to defend against PDF trojan - The H Security: News and Features

Apple updates malware definition list to defend against PDF trojan - The H Security: News and Features | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has added another entry to its XProtect malware signature list to defend against a new Mac trojan that masquerades as a PDF and installs a backdoor on victim's systems...
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New Mac trojan found hidden in PDF file | ZDNet

New Mac trojan found hidden in PDF file | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A newly discovered Mac vulnerability disguises itself as a PDF to trick users into opening it, which installs an Apache server on your Mac.
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F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Mac trojan posing as a PDF file

 

We may have come across a Mac malware in the making. Detected as Trojan-Dropper:OSX/Revir.A, the malware disguises as a PDF file to trick user into triggering its payload.

 

It starts by dropping a PDF file embedded in its body and opens it in an attempt to prevent the user from noticing the ongoing suspicious activity.

F-Secure Security Labs brings you the latest online security news from around the world. Ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest online threats to guarantee your online wellbeing.

 

F-Secure Security Labs brings you the latest online security news from around the world. Ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest online threats to guarantee your online wellbeing.

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Mac OS X Lion flaw allows unauthorized password changes | ZDNet

Mac OS X Lion flaw allows unauthorized password changes | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple’s redesign of the Mac OS X leaves passwords vulnerable to attack or change.
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Apple skips security update for pre-Snow Leopard Macs | ZDNet UK

Apple skips security update for pre-Snow Leopard Macs | ZDNet UK | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple will not provide a security update for the DigiNotar breach to people with systems running Mac OS X 10.5 or older.

Apple issued a fix for newer versions of the Mac platform on Friday to mitigate the potential threat of the...
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Apple finally purges Mac OS of disgraced DigiNotar certs • The Register

Apple finally purges Mac OS of disgraced DigiNotar certs • The Register | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple finally purges Mac OS of disgraced DigiNotar certs.

 

iPhone and iPad users still wide open...

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Researcher raps Apple for not blocking stolen SSL certificates

Researcher raps Apple for not blocking stolen SSL certificates | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A security researcher criticized Apple for what he called...
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Bug allows Mac OS X Lion clients to use any LDAP password | ZDNet

Bug allows Mac OS X Lion clients to use any LDAP password | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
If you have Mac OS X ‘Lion’ clients and use LDAP authentication, you need to read this.
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