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Apple confirms iOS 6.1 lock-screen flaw, promises fix | ZDNet

Apple confirms iOS 6.1 lock-screen flaw, promises fix | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A flaw in the security of iOS 6.1 that allows anyone to unlock a handset and access personal data on a device has been acknowledged by Apple.
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Serious security holes fixed in Opera - but Mac App Store users left at risk again

Serious security holes fixed in Opera - but Mac App Store users left at risk again | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

 

===> It should go without saying that if you use Opera, you should update to version 12.13 as soon as possible. <===

But... what if you didn't get your copy of Opera from the official website?

What if,...

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           ===> Update to version 12.13 as soon as possible. <===

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              ===> Update to version 12.13 as soon as possible. <===

 

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

 

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Votre Mac est-il infecté ? XMCO-ActuSecu-33-Forensics-Part1 [pdf]

Investigations Forensics


Votre Mac est-il infecté ?


Conférences


Actualité du moment


Retours d’expériences sur plusieurs types d’attaques et les profils des pirates.
10 astuces pour vérifier si votre machine est compromise


Hack.Iu et BRUCon


Analyses de Mini-Flame, de la vulnérabilité «Authentec Protector Suite» et
de l’effacement des téléphones Samsung à distance

 

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Apple blacklists Java on OS X to prevent latest “critical” exploits

Apple blacklists Java on OS X to prevent latest “critical” exploits | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple's automated system is allowing for a fast response to malware threats.
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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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Nobody is perfect! "Apple's slogan was =>'Think Different' <= #Mac + #Apple users ===> SO DO SO + get protected ;) #Learning basics of #Cybersecurity

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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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BlackHole Will Get More Complex, Android and Mac OS Are Prime Attack Targets

BlackHole Will Get More Complex, Android and Mac OS Are Prime Attack Targets | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Attackers have expanded their attacks beyond the Windows platform to include Mac OS X and Android. 27 Percent of All Cybercrime Linked to the ‘Blackhole’ Exploit Kit, Sophos said.

 

Even though the overall market share for Mac OS X remains small compared to other platforms, the number of Mac threats are growing as more users switch. Flashback, the malware that reportedly infected hundreds of thousands of Apple systems in April was the largest mass attack this year, but it's not the only Mac malware out there. In a typical week, SophosLabs detects 4,900 pieces of OS X malware on Mac computers.

 

===> In a snapshot of Mac malware detected over a one-week period in August, SophosLab detected various variants of fake antivirus, codecs and Flash player. <===

 

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http://www.securityweek.com/sophos-blackhole-will-get-more-complex-android-and-mac-os-are-prime-attack-targets

 

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Security Threats in 2013 - Check also for Mac Malware

Security Threats in 2013 - Check also for Mac Malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Read about the latest cyber security trends in the Sophos Security Threat Report 2013.

 

Most malware developers have found it more profitable to attack Windows than to learn new skills needed to target the smaller OS X user community.

 

===> But Macs are finding a new home in thousands of businesses and government agencies, and malware authors are paying attention. <===


Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillette recently reported that “almost half of enterprises (1,000 employees or more) are issuing Macs to at least some employees—and they plan a 52% increase in the number of Macs they issue in 2012.”

 

===> Even more Macs are arriving unofficially through bring your own device arrangements, where they are often an executive’s device of choice for accessing web or cloud applications. <===

 

===> Growing Mac usage means many IT organizations must objectively assess, mitigate, and anticipate Mac-related malware threats for the first time. And the risks are clearly increasing! <===

 

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http://www.sophos.com/en-us/medialibrary/PDFs/other/sophossecuritythreatreport2013.pdf?id=ee65b697-1d30-4971-b240-ce96b5e529aa&amp;amp;amp;amp;dl=true

 

 

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New Mac Spyware Discovered – OSX/Dockster.A

New Mac Spyware Discovered – OSX/Dockster.A | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A sample of a new Mac spyware called OSX/Dockster.A was found today on Virus Total. This trojan is currently considered low risk as it is not known to have infected users. It has backdoor functiona...
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New variant of Mac Trojan discovered, targeting Tibet

New variant of Mac Trojan discovered, targeting Tibet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The malware threat on Macs is real, and should not be underestimated.

 

 

SophosLabs, is a new variant of the OSX/Imuler Trojan horse. In the past, earlier variants of the OSX/Imuler malware has been spread via topless photos of a Russian supermodel or embedded deep inside boobytrapped PDF files.

 

If your Mac was successfully infected by malware like this, you have effectively given remote control of your computer and your data to an invisible and unknown party.

 

===> They could steal files from your Mac, spy on your emails, and plant further malware onto your systems. <===

 

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/11/13/new-mac-trojan/

 

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Opera for Mac OS X patches six security vulnerabilities

Opera for Mac OS X patches six security vulnerabilities | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Opera recently released version 12.10 of its flagship browser, patching six security vulnerabilities on Mac OS X systems.

 

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http://www.zdnet.com/opera-for-mac-os-x-patches-six-security-vulnerabilities-7000007174/

 

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Vulnérabilités : Kaspersky pointe Adobe, Oracle et Apple

Vulnérabilités : Kaspersky pointe Adobe, Oracle et Apple | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

L'éditeur de logiciel de sécurité Kaspersky a publié quelques statistiques sur les failles de sécurité découvertes dans le monde au troisième trimestre. Pour délivrer ces chiffres, Kaspersky s'appuie sur la base d'utilisateurs de ses produits.

 

On trouve ensuite des logiciels d'Adobe (Flash, Adobe Reader et Shockwave) qui est le plus représenté dans ce top 10 avec cinq mentions. Apple est également présent avec des failles concernant QuickTime (14 % des utilisateurs concernés) et iTunes (12 %). Nullsoft avec Winamp ferme la marche.

 

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http://www.macg.co/news/voir/257709/vulnerabilites-kaspersky-pointe-adobe-oracle-et-apple

 

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Apple fixes Safari security flaws

Apple fixes Safari security flaws | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Company bolsters anti-hacker defences...

 

Apple has released an update for its Safari web browser designed to fix a number of security flaws.


The iPhone maker released the Safari update alongside a security patch for its iOS mobile operating system on Friday.
The update aims to protect Safari users from drive-by download attacks and patch a number of Java vulnerabilities within the web browser.


===> Drive-by download attacks use malicious websites that infect machines with malware when visited. <===


The update is available now on Apple's OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5 and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 operating systems.


===> The release follows a number of high-profile attacks on Apple's Mac OS. Prior to the update numerous exploits targeting Safari using Java vulnerabilities had been detected. <===

 

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http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2222043/apple-fixes-safari-security-flaws?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

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Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities

Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.
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XMCO - ActuSécu - Mac et Sécurité

XMCO - ActuSécu - Mac et Sécurité | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
ActuSécu n°31 : R2D2, Cybercriminalité et pharmacies fictives - Avril 2012
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Trouvez l'expertise de XMCO et son savoir professionnel dans les PDF, la pratique expliquée d'une manière à apprendre facilement...

 

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SMS spam threat targets Apple fans

SMS spam threat targets Apple fans | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

AdaptiveMobile today sheds light on the extent of a new global SMS spam threat. According to Ongoing Threat Analysis (OTA) which examines mobile security threats from around the world, consumers should to be on the lookout for fraudulent spam texts informing them they have won a free Apple product such an iPad, iPhone or MacBook.

The texts frequently include a web address that looks like it is from Apple but upon closer inspection is not a legitimate Apple website and are sent from US mobiles numbers (+1-XXX-XXX-XXXX).

“Congratulations! You are Australia’s WINNER OF THE DAY! Go to http://www.apple.au.[redacted].com to claim your prize. Must claim within 24 hrs.”

“Your phone was randomly chosen as Apple’s Over-Stock iWinner. Go to http://ie.appleoverstock.[redacted] & type code 2872 to win your Free Gift-Card now!”

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                     ===> BEWARE of the MALWARE!!! <===

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              ===> BEWARE of the MALWARE!!! <===

 

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Where OS X security stands after a volatile 2012

Where OS X security stands after a volatile 2012 | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
And where are we going with OS X security in 2013?

 

2012 was an "exciting" year for OS X security—at least if you're a security expert or researcher. There were plenty of events to keep people on their toes. Although Apple took some egg on the face for some of them, overall, the company came out ahead when it came down to keeping users safe.

 

At least that's the opinion of some security researchers who followed OS X developments throughout the year.

 

A MUST READ!!!

 

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               ===> A MUST READ!!! Nobody is Perfect!!! <===

 

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Digital Universe - Insafe

Digital Universe - Insafe | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
European Schoolnet (host organisation of Insafe), together with Liberty Global, has today launched an animation aimed at educating parents on children's safety online: The Digital Universe of Your Children. View it here…

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InSafe is although a good resource since years, use it! BUT InternetSafety ALONE isn't enough, basics of Cyber-Security must ALSO be learned and taught! None of them ONLY ALONE, both together are a MUST in 21st Century! Check out also my FREE courses:

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

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

- http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

=============> BE AWARE OF THE MALWARE <============

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InSafe is although a good resource since years, use it! BUT InternetSafety ALONE isn't enough, basics of Cyber-Security must ALSO be learned and taught! None of them ONLY ALONE, both together are a MUST in 21st Century!

 

Check out also my FREE courses:

 

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

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

 

                ===> BE AWARE OF THE MALWARE <===

 

 

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First fake-installer Trojan for Mac OS

First fake-installer Trojan for Mac OS | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web informs users about a new Trojan for Mac OS X dubbed Trojan.SMSSend.3666.
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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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Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website

Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mac malware has been found on a website related to the Dalai Lama, capable of allowing hackers to steal files and spy on keystrokes.

 

If your Mac is infected by OSX/Bckdr-RNW, remote hackers will be able to steal information from your computer and capture any keypresses you make. The attack was presumably designed to infect computers visiting the Dalai Lama-related website, which - one would imagine - would belong to sympathisers with the exiled Tibetan government.

 

===> Running a Mac without anti-virus software is a little like running naked through a field of thistles. Sooner or later, something bad is going to happen. <===

 

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/12/03/dockster-mac-malware-dalai-lama/

 

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Augmentation de la cybercriminalité au niveau mondial

Augmentation de la cybercriminalité au niveau mondial | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
McAfee publie son rapport trimestriel sur les menaces informatiques, qui analyse notamment les techniques du cybercrime et l’évolution mondiale des cyberattaques. Le rapport dévoile de nouveaux détails sur l’opération « High Roller », ainsi que des chiffres en matière de logiciels malveillants visant les mobiles, qui ont quasiment doublé par rapport au trimestre précédent, et la hausse sans précédent des violations des bases de données.

 

McAfee Labs a également constaté une hausse importante de certaines catégories de logiciels malveillants, dont les logiciels de demande de rançons ou ransomware et les fichiers binaires signés.

 

===> Les rootkits et les logiciels malveillants ciblant les Mac continuent eux aussi d’augmenter, à l’instar des chevaux de Troie voleurs de mots de passe et des logiciels malveillants autoexécutables, qui ont enregistré une hausse considérable. <===

 

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http://www.globalsecuritymag.fr/Rapport-trimestriel-McAfee,20121114,33708.html

 

 

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Among Top Four Internet Companies, Is Apple Most Vulnerable? - Forbes

Among Top Four Internet Companies, Is Apple Most Vulnerable? - Forbes | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Who is the best among the "fantastic four" Internet companies: Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon?

 

===> But which company is the most vulnerable in today’s quickly changing market? None other than Apple, according to one panelist speaking at the Techonomy conference. <===

 

Despite Apple’s massive market cap and blockbuster products, it’s the most vulnerable because it has to constantly maintain its innovation advantage in hardware to keep consumers coming back, said Alec Ellison, chairman of investment banking at Jefferies.

 

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/11/12/among-top-four-internet-companies-is-apple-most-vulnerable/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social

 

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New QuickTime fixes a number of security vulnerabilities

New QuickTime fixes a number of security vulnerabilities | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

New QuickTime fixes a number of security vulnerabilities!

 

                          ===> UPDATE asap! <===

 

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Safari Update Fixes Security Flaws

Safari Update Fixes Security Flaws | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Two security vulnerabilities in Safari are being addressed in an update of the browser software released by Apple earlier today. This update coincides with Apple’s iOS 6.0.1 software update, which addressed multiple security problems. The 48.5 MB update to Safari 6.0.2 is available for OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion, and is recommended as it fixes security flaws in the software.

 

                          ===> UPDATE asap!!! <===

 

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http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/safari-update-fixes-security-flaws/

 

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