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New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know

New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

“The fundamental difference is that there are a LOT less malware threats and hacking attacks directed at Mac users than there are against Windows users.  Both can be attacked (and are), but normally it’s Windows users in the firing line. As I like to put it – I can get killed in Baghdad or Bournemouth.  

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Neither is 100% safe, but one is definitely less risky than the other. Both OSes require up-to-date anti-virus, security patches, best practices and a good healthy serving of common sense to keep them out of trouble.”

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So while Mac OS X enjoys a deservedly good reputation for security, there are steps any user can take to protect themselves – against loss, password theft, and to protect your most important files.  Whether your shiny new Mac is for work – or for home – here’s how to get started.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 21, 4:22 PM

Good to get a more in depth explanation about Macs and security.

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Mac : un cheval de Troie qui vole les bitcoins

Mac : un cheval de Troie qui vole les bitcoins | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Avec une valeur toujours en hausse, les bitcoins intéressent désormais beaucoup les cybercriminels.

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Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices

Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Multi-platform threat exploits old Java flaw, gains persistence.

 

Researchers have uncovered a piece of botnet malware that is capable of infecting computers running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that have Oracle's Java software framework installed.

 

The cross-platform HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a, as reported in a blog post published Tuesday by Kaspersky Lab, takes hold of computers by exploiting CVE-2013-2465, a critical Java vulnerability that Oracle patched in June. The security bug is present on Java 7 u21 and earlier. Once the bot has infected a computer, it copies itself to the autostart directory of its respective platform to ensure it runs whenever the machine is turned on.

 

Compromised computers then report to an Internet relay chat channel that acts as a command and control server.

 


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Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack

Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Our colleagues at SophosLabs pointed us at a interesting item of malware the other day, namely a data-stealing Trojan aimed at Mac users.

Paul Ducklin looks at how the attack unfolds...
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82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates

82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple users are updating to OS X Mavericks in large numbers, but not fast enough. Corporate users in particular have been slow to upgrade, which could have serious security implications.

 

Apple is famous for the secrecy around its product and service launches.

 

 

 

===> It's unfortunate it has decided that the safety of Mac users should also require reading tea leaves. <===

 

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===> It's unfortunate it has decided that the safety of Mac users should also require reading tea leaves. <===

 

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Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning

Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Your laptop's Webcam has a light that's supposed to turn on any time the camera does. But research shows it's possible for hackers to disable the light.
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Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials

Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Kaspersky research shows that Safari, in saving a session for reopening later, stores session information in plain text. This includes usernames and passwords.
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Kaspersky researchers have discovered that Apple's Safari web browser on OS X stores session information, including the username and password, in a plain text XML file, available for any user to read.

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Combien de temps le mythe de la sécurité Mac va-t-il encore tenir?

Combien de temps le mythe de la sécurité Mac va-t-il encore tenir? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Utrecht, le 27 novembre 2013 - Selon une récente enquête de Kaspersky Lab, il existe de fortes probabilités qu’un nombre croissant d’utilisateurs Mac soient la proie de menaces d’Internet. La quantité des logiciels malveillants ciblant les Mac a augmenté de 50% au cours des douze derniers mois. Pourtant, plus d’un tiers (35%) de tous les utilisateurs Mac pensent à tort être protégés contre les menaces numériques.

Le nombre des propriétaires de Mac continue de progresser, et par conséquent l’intérêt des cybercriminels pour cette plate-forme s’amplifie lui aussi. Les virus informatiques, chevaux de Troie, astuces de phishing et autres menaces d’Internet visant cette plate-forme sont d’ores et déjà en circulation, en grands nombres qui plus est. Les utilisateurs sont ainsi tout aussi vulnérables que les utilisateurs de PC Windows.

 

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35% of Mac users think (???) that THEY don't need any protection!!!

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:40 AM

 

35% of Mac users think (???) that THEY don't need any protection!!!

 

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More than 800,000 accounts compromised in MacRumors Forums breach

More than 800,000 accounts compromised in MacRumors Forums breach | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
About 860,000 members who post on the forums of popular Apple news website MacRumors are being asked to change their passwords after accounts were compromised in a hack.
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Macs, Malware & Security Myths

Are Mac Users safe from Malware? Not as much as you might think. Symantec's Security Expert Kevin Haley breaks down the Mac's invincibility myth. Learn why M...
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“Your Apple ID Frozen” Phishing Emails Come as Users Upgrade to Mavericks

“Your Apple ID Frozen” Phishing Emails Come as Users Upgrade to Mavericks | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple users have reported receiving phishing emails entitled “Your Apple ID has been frozen temporarily,” which attempt to trick recipient...

 

If you come across such emails, you can report them to Apple by forwarding them to reportphishing@apple.com. If you’re already a victim of this scheme, take the appropriate measures depending on what information you’ve handed over to the scammers. 

Steps may include changing passwords, and keeping a close eye on your bank account in case you’ve provided financial details.

 

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If you come across such emails, you can report them to Apple by forwarding them to ===> reportphishing@apple.com. <=== If you’re already a victim of this scheme, take the appropriate measures depending on what information you’ve handed over to the scammers. 

Steps may include changing passwords, and keeping a close eye on your bank account in case you’ve provided financial details.

 

 

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If you come across such emails, you can report them to Apple by forwarding them to ===> reportphishing@apple.com. <=== If you’re already a victim of this scheme, take the appropriate measures depending on what information you’ve handed over to the scammers. 

Steps may include changing passwords, and keeping a close eye on your bank account in case you’ve provided financial details.


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If you come across such emails, you can report them to Apple by forwarding them to ===> reportphishing@apple.com. <=== If you’re already a victim of this scheme, take the appropriate measures depending on what information you’ve handed over to the scammers. 

Steps may include changing passwords, and keeping a close eye on your bank account in case you’ve provided financial details.

 

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Mac Users Warned of Tech Support Scams – Video

Mac Users Warned of Tech Support Scams – Video | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Tech support scams that target Windows users are not uncommon. However, experts warn that scammers have also started targeting Mac users. Malwarebyte...
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Tech support scams that target Windows users are not uncommon. However, experts warn that scammers have also started targeting Mac users.


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Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 - swiftly squashing two lockscreen bugs

Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 - swiftly squashing two lockscreen bugs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has quickly fixed two lockscreen bugs that it introduced with iOS 7.

Well done, Cupertino!

(To all hardcore Apple fans reading this: that's not irony. I really mean it.)
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Glad they did. I've been worrying myself sick about the ugh-ly buttons...people say they grow on you...perhaps they do...like warts. You've got to live with you've got.
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Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites

Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
MacUpdate and CNet's Download.com help Bitcoin-hungry malware to spread onto Apple Mac computers.

Are you running anti-virus software on your Mac yet?
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Mac OS X Trojan That Steals Bitcoins Spotted in the Wild

Mac OS X Trojan That Steals Bitcoins Spotted in the Wild | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers from SecureMac warn Mac OS X users of a new Trojan that’s designed to steal login credentials for their Bitcoin wallets. Th...
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Mac : une nouvelle variante du malware Crisis fait surface

Mac : une nouvelle variante du malware Crisis fait surface | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
L'éditeur de sécurité Intego révèle l'existence d'un nouveau malware ciblant les utilisateurs d'OS X. Crisis.C est la 3e variante du logiciel malveillant sur Mac depuis juillet 2012.
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What sort of security can you expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad?

What sort of security can you expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Security researcher Ariel Sanchez recently published a fascinating report on the sort of security you can expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad.

The answer, sadly, seems to be, "Very little."


You should head over to IOActive's blog to read the whole report.

Sanchez details the results of a series of offline security tests conducted against 40 different iOS banking apps used by 60 different banks in about 20 different countries.

 

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Apple Safari is not as secure as you think

Apple Safari is not as secure as you think | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
`Secure' online banking and payment credential pages accessible to hackers
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Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari

Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple just announced the first point update for its recently released OS X Mavericks.

Most of the fixes and enhancements are of the not-really-to-do-with-security sort, but the update includes a...
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Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users' data

Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users' data | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Everyone likes a laugh, but it's not always quite so funny if you're not in on the joke.

Take, for example, the Secret Bitcoin Mining hoax...

 

Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


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Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


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Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


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OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable

OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
One month after the release of OS X Mavericks and the disclosure of 48 vulnerabilities in Mountain Lion, Apple has not released any updates to fix these or any other problems in Mountain Lion.
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MacRumors fears user database was hacked

MacRumors fears user database was hacked | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Subscribers to the MacRumors user forums have been advised to change their passwords because of a suspected data breach after the site was hacked.

 

Security industry experts have been warning for quite some while that privileged user accounts are a top target for hackers and this form of intrusion is becoming increasingly common in targeted attacks.

 

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Security industry experts have been warning for quite some while that privileged user accounts are a top target for hackers and this form of intrusion is becoming increasingly common in targeted attacks.

 

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Security industry experts have been warning for quite some while that privileged user accounts are a top target for hackers and this form of intrusion is becoming increasingly common in targeted attacks.


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Mavericks: The end of Macs in the enterprise?

Mavericks: The end of Macs in the enterprise? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Macs have never been that popular in business. But if Apple is indeed no longer supporting security updates for older Mac OS X versions, Macs won't have any place left in the enterprise office.
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Un expert en sécurité crée des malwares indétectables sur Mac OS X

Un expert en sécurité crée des malwares indétectables sur Mac OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Les Mac ne sont plus l’ilot de sécurité qu’on a voulu croire qu’ils étaient. Les malwares existent sur Mac OS X et commencent à être plus nombreux. Un chercheur a même trouvé un moyen « simple » de les rendre indétectables.
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Les Mac ne sont plus l’ilot de sécurité qu’on a voulu croire qu’ils étaient.

 

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Les Mac ne sont plus l’ilot de sécurité qu’on a voulu croire qu’ils étaient.

 

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Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO]

Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO] | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Another day, another privacy vulnerability found in iOS.

When will Apple learn that a lockscreen should really, properly, lock the phone?
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Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===


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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Nobody-is-perfect

 

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Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:51 PM

 

Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Nobody-is-perfect

 

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