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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, MacOS, 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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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, MacOS, 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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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, MacOS, 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, MacOS, 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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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, MacOS, 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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FBI Warns of Mac OS X Ransomware

FBI Warns of Mac OS X Ransomware | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The FBI has become aware of the recent news regarding the ransomware that’s designed to target Mac OS X users. The agency’s Internet Crime...
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FBI Ransomware Now Targeting Apple's Mac OS X Users

FBI Ransomware Now Targeting Apple's Mac OS X Users | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
For years, Windows users have been plagued by ransomware demanding several hundred dollars to unlock their computers. Now there's a growing market to target Macs.
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Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software

Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
From social networking to online shopping, banking, and surfing the web – precautions are needed to ensure our phones and our information are safe from malware attacks and cybercriminals. Learn more about smartphone security.
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Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software.

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Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software.

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Help protect yourself from signed malware in OS X

Help protect yourself from signed malware in OS X | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
With the discovery of malware signed with a valid Apple ID, here are some steps you can take to help prevent the remote chance of any such programs infecting your computer. Read this article by Topher Kessler on CNET.
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Mac Spyware Found at Oslo Freedom Forum

Mac Spyware Found at Oslo Freedom Forum | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

 

The Oslo Freedom Forum is an annual event "exploring how best to challenge authoritarianism and promote free and open societies."

 

This year's conference (which took place May 13-15) had a workshop for freedom of speech activists on how to secure their devices against government monitoring.

 

During the workshop, Jacob Appelbaum actually discovered a new and previously unknown backdoor on an African activist's Mac.

Our Mac analyst (Brod) is currently investigating the sample.

It's signed with an Apple Developer ID.

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8 Password Manager Options for Mac and iOS

8 Password Manager Options for Mac and iOS | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Passwords are like undergarments: it’s good to keep them hidden, and you should change them often. Likewise, if someone sees your password it may leave you feeling exposed and uncomfortable. As we ...
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It is always a good idea to have good passwords. 1Password is my favourite password manager.

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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, MacOS, 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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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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An estimated 38,000 users is still infected with the Flashback Trojan, the first malware targeting Mac users

An estimated 38,000 users is still infected with the Flashback Trojan, the first malware targeting Mac users | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
An estimated 38,000 users is still infected with the Flashback Trojan, the first malware targeting Mac users that didn't have to get their p...
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82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates

82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates | Apple, Mac, MacOS, 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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Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials

Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials | Apple, Mac, MacOS, 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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OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable

OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable | Apple, Mac, MacOS, 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, MacOS, 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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Mac Users Warned of Tech Support Scams – Video

Mac Users Warned of Tech Support Scams – Video | Apple, Mac, MacOS, 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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New back-to-front Mac malware records audio and grabs screenshots

New back-to-front Mac malware records audio and grabs screenshots | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mac backdoor Trojan takes advantage of Unicode's Right-to-Left marker to hide its true nature, steals screenshots and audio from infected computers.
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Signed Mac Malware Using Right-to-Left Override Trick

Signed Mac Malware Using Right-to-Left Override Trick | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Right-to-left override (RLO) is a special character used in bi-directional text encoding system to mark the start of text that are to be displayed from right to left. It is commonly used by Windows malware such as Bredolab and the high-profile Mahdi trojan from last year to hide the real extension of executable files. Check out this Krebs on Security post for more details on the trick.

We've spotted a malware for Mac using the RLO trick. It was submitted to VirusTotal last Friday.

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Quicktime-Lücken: Sicherheitsupdate für die letzten drei Mac-OS-X-Versionen

Quicktime-Lücken: Sicherheitsupdate für die letzten drei Mac-OS-X-Versionen | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple hat ein Sicherheitsupdate für Snow Leopard, Lion und Mountain Lion veröffentlicht. Über HPs Zero Day Initiative wurden in den Mac-OS-X-Versionen gefährliche Sicherheitslücken in der
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Mac Spyware Bait: Lebenslauf für Praktitkum

Mac Spyware Bait: Lebenslauf für Praktitkum | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
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 malware signed with Apple ID infects activist’s laptop

Mac malware signed with Apple ID infects activist’s laptop | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Backdoor took screenshots, sent them to attackers.
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Are Your Passwords Safe? - Macworld Australia

Are Your Passwords Safe? - Macworld Australia | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Macworld Australia is the premier Australian source for news, reviews, help, how-tos, and expert opinion for the Australian Apple market, including the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
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55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

Read the complete Report from SYMANTEC here [PDF]:

 

https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v18_2012_21291018.en-us.pdf

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

 

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55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

Read the complete Report from SYMANTEC here [PDF]:

 

https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v18_2012_21291018.en-us.pdf

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:48 PM

 

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55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

Read the complete Report from SYMANTEC here [PDF]:

 

https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v18_2012_21291018.en-us.pdf

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 

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Hacking lessons learned: how to cover your digital ass [Infographic]

Hacking lessons learned: how to cover your digital ass [Infographic] | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mat Honan got owned last year and it sucked, but you can still learn his lesson.

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A MUST read!!!

 

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A MUST read!!!

 

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A MUST read!!!

 

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