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OS X Mountain Lion will include automatic security updating

OS X Mountain Lion will include automatic security updating | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is due to be released next month, and its latest Developer Preview shows a new addition meant to keep its users secure: the automatic security check feature.

 

This new capability - "OS X Security Update Test 1.0" - will make the OS contact Apple's servers on a daily basis or every time the machine is started, download and automatically install updates, thus ensuring that the users always have the latest patches.

 

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McAfee reports big spike in malware New malware for the Mac exploded...

McAfee reports big spike in malware New malware for the Mac exploded... | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A quarterly threat report found password-stealing Trojans on the rise...

 

PC malware had its "busiest quarter in recent history," according to McAfee's quarterly security report released Wednesday.

 

The security company registered the biggest increase in malware in four years during the first quarter of this year, bringing the total number of samples to 83 million. Fake antivirus programs declined in popularity, but software with faked security signatures, rootkits and password-stealing Trojans rose.

 

===> New malware for the Mac exploded in the second quarter of 2011 <===

 

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MacScan 2.9.3 with Google Chrome and SeaMonkey support released

MacScan 2.9.3 with Google Chrome and SeaMonkey support released | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
SecureMac released MacScan 2.9.3, which features tracking cookie detection and cleaning for Google’s Chrome browser.

 

MacScan is the premier Macintosh security program, protecting you against the latest malware and privacy threats for Apple Mac OS X, offering protection against keystroke loggers, trojan horses, and other spyware.

 

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Première mise à jour majeure pour Mac OS X 10.5 depuis un an

Première mise à jour majeure pour Mac OS X 10.5 depuis un an | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Première mise à jour majeure pour Mac OS X 10.5 depuis un an 

 

La mise à jour proposée par Apple ne corrige pas des bugs dans Mac OS X 10.5, mais comprend l'outil de suppression du malware Flashback, ainsi que la désactivation des anciennes versions de Flash Player d'Adobe.

 

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Leopard users get Flashback removal, Flash disabler tools, too

Leopard users get Flashback removal, Flash disabler tools, too | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple has now brought OS X 10.5 (Leopard) up to speed with Lion, at least when it comes to security. The company issued updates to Leopard users on Monday with Leopard-friendly copies of the Flashback removal tool that was released to Lion users last month, as well as the ability given to Lion users last week to disable out-of-date versions of Flash in Safari.

 

The updates come via the Flashback Removal Security Update and Leopard Security Update 2012-003, both posted to Apple's download site on Monday afternoon (also available via Software Update). Both downloads require OS X 10.5.8 in order to install.

 

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Le trojan Flaskback fait fortune sur Mac

Le trojan Flaskback fait fortune sur Mac | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Chaque jour, selon Symantec, le cheval de Troie Flashback.k - dont sont victimes les Mac d'Apple – rapporterait 10 000 dollars à ses auteurs.

 

 

 

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Oracle to manage updates for Java for Mac: A good thing?

Oracle to manage updates for Java for Mac: A good thing? | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple may have appeared to have pulled off a coup in persuading Oracle to maintain Java for Mac but can Oracle be trusted to get it right?

 

The emergence of the Flashback Trojan - which exploited a vulnerability in Mac OS X's version of Java - earlier this year led to a lot of flak for both Oracle and Apple. The vulnerability was known about and fixed in the Windows and Linux versions of Java, but remained exposed in OS X for several more weeks.

 

===> The fact that Apple is ultimately responsible for maintaining Java on OS X saw Apple's ability to protect its users questioned. <===

 

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Flashback : une affaire à 10 000 $ par jour

Flashback : une affaire à 10 000 $ par jour | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Selon Symantec, les auteurs du malware Flashback ont pu gagner jusqu'à 10 000 $ par jour au plus fort de l'infection, qui a touché environ 1 % des Mac en circulation.

 

 

 

===> Un business lucratif qui explique pourquoi, sa popularité aidant, le Mac est lui aussi devenu une proie pour les hackers. <===

 

 

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Microsoft Detects New Malware Targeting Apple Computers

Microsoft Detects New Malware Targeting Apple Computers | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Microsoft has detected a new piece of malware targeting Apple OS X computers that exploits a vulnerability in the Office productivity suite patched nearly three years ago.

 

Microsoft advised those who use Microsoft Office 2004 or 2008 for Mac or the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac to ensure those products have applied the patch.

 

===> "In conclusion, we can see that Mac OS X is not safe from malware," Oh wrote. "Statistically speaking, as this operating system gains in consumer usage, attacks on the platform will increase." <===

 

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Apple-Targeting Flashback Botnet Still Kicking, But Shrinking By 100,000 Macs Per Week - Forbes

Apple-Targeting Flashback Botnet Still Kicking, But Shrinking By 100,000 Macs Per Week - Forbes | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Dr. Web's count of Macs actively infected with Flashback over time. The "A" marks Apple's release of its Flashback removal tool, and the "B" marks Dr. Web's discovery of another variant of Flashback that led to an increase in its infection count.

 

===> Flashback has been used for click fraud, as detailed by Symantec’s researchers. The malware redirected traffic from Google search ads to its own pay-per-click ads, generating as much as $10,000 a day. <===

 

Even with its command and control servers disabled, the infected machines continue to engage in that traffic-hijacking. And with nearly half a million users still infected, Flashback’s authors are still likely profiting from their scheme.

 

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Bad Apples: Mac Malware through the Years

Bad Apples: Mac Malware through the Years | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

With the recent glut of high profile Mac-based malware like MacDefender and Flashback, it’s easy to forget that Macintosh computers (and Mac malware) have been kicking around for more than thirty years – longer, even, than Windows malware.

 

In fact, the first documented Mac virus actually predated some of the first PC viruses by a good four years. While conventional wisdom has always assumed that Macs are inherently safer than PCs, wider adoption of Macs in recent years has given rise to new and more sophisticated threats, with many suggesting that Apple’s honeymoon with malware authors may be over.

 

As this slideshow of Mac Malware through the years shows, however, Apple machines are no strangers to malicious software.

 

Read more and don't forget "Nobody is perfect ;)"...

 

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July 9: Doomsday for Your PC or Mac If It Has This Malware

July 9: Doomsday for Your PC or Mac If It Has This Malware | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A trojan that hijacks how your computer accesses the Internet could cut off thousands of machines this summer.

 

There’s a trojan out there that tricks computers — both PCs and Macs — into redirecting all their Internet traffic through malicious servers. Even though the trojan’s creators have been stopped and arrested, millions of PCs could still be infected.

 

===> For those machines, the Internet will cease to exist on July 9. <===

 

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Python-based malware attack targets Macs. Windows PCs also under fire

Python-based malware attack targets Macs. Windows PCs also under fire | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A new malware attack is targeting Mac computers with a Python-based backdoor Trojan.

And Windows computers aren't getting away scott free either.
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Macs and malware - See how Apple has changed its marketing message

Macs and malware - See how Apple has changed its marketing message | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has changed the wording on its website regarding Mac OS X and malware.

Find out what they said before, and what they say now...

 

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Mac users' indifference toward security 'worrying'

Mac users' indifference toward security 'worrying' | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Consumers not paying attention to growing threats to Apple's Mac platform, leading security vendors to warn such mindset "worrying" and industry needs to do more to educate them of risks.

 

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Apple s'occupe de la sécurité de Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Apple s'occupe de la sécurité de Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple a corrigé les failles de Leopard....

 

Habituellement, Apple se contente de maintenir à jour les deux dernières versions de son système d'exploitation.

 

Cette mise à jour de Leopard est la première significative depuis la sortie de Mac OS X 10.7 Lion l'année dernière, ===> preuve qu'Apple prend la menace de Flashback très au sérieux. <===

 

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Apple issues security updates for Mac OS X Leopard - to fight malware menace

Apple issues security updates for Mac OS X Leopard - to fight malware menace | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Are you still running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?

If so, you have some very important critical security patches to install - helping to protect your Mac from malware threats.

 

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Hands-on with five antivirus apps for the Mac

Hands-on with five antivirus apps for the Mac | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

So Mac invulnerability to malware is a myth, at least according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.

 

And although such a blunt statement may be a blow to the ego of some Mac users, it remains true.

 

Security researchers from all walks have long argued that it was only a matter of time before the Mac became popular enough that virus, malware, and spyware makers would come calling, and the recent Flashback scare has only served as a reminder that overconfidence precedes carelessness. Especially when it comes to technology.

 

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L'antivirus gratuit Avast s'exporte désormais vers Mac OS X

L'antivirus gratuit Avast s'exporte désormais vers Mac OS X | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Depuis les aventures du malware Flashback sur Mac OS X, la sécurité des Mac est redevenue un sujet à sensations. Les éditeurs de solutions de sécurité s’en sont donnés à cœur joie, l’occasion leur étant fournie de mettre en pratique des ...

 

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Oxford Muses on Mac Flashback: Worst Outbreak Since Blaster

Oxford Muses on Mac Flashback: Worst Outbreak Since Blaster | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Oxford Muses on Mac Flashback: Worst Outbreak Since Blaster

 

So how bad was last month's Mac Flashback outbreak and who suffered the most? Our guess: it was bad, and university IT help desks.

 

And it looks like our guess might not be far off the mark.

 

===> Oxford University Computing Services' network security team (aka OxCERT) has written that they dealt "with what is probably the biggest outbreak since Blaster struck the Windows world all the way back in the summer of 2003." <===

 

OxCERT dealt with around 1000 incidents for Blaster. They've seen several hundred Flashback incidents… "and they keep on coming."

 

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Virus: les Macs ont perdu leur innocence

Virus: les Macs ont perdu leur innocence | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Vous croyez toujours que votre Mac est sécurisé, car les PC Microsoft tombent sous les virus et les vers, mais pas les Macs ? Réveillez-vous ! Cette année a connu la première compromission majeure de Macs à travers le monde (*). Qu'en est-il du vôtre ?

 

Ainsi, utilisateurs de Mac, sachez que, d'une part mettre à jour en temps opportun, et d'autre part utiliser un logiciel anti-virus sont également bons pour votre Mac (et vos nerfs).

 

Gardez votre système d'exploitation à jour en utilisant le mécanisme de "Mise à jour de logiciels..." qui est accessible dans le menu "Apple". Utilisez les droits "administrateur" uniquement lorsque c'est nécessaire, sinon, conservez les droits "utilisateur" restreints.

 

Mais notez aussi qu'Apple peut encore s'améliorer: il leur a fallu des mois pour publier le correctif approprié - ce qui est long comparé au cycle mensuel de mise à jour de Microsoft.

 

 

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Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000/Day in Ad Revenue

Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000/Day in Ad Revenue | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000/Day in Ad Revenue

 

The authors of MacOS malware 'Flashback' are reaping an estimated $10,000 a day by through an additional component, Symantec reports.

 

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Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Antivirus firm Symantec has published a new blog post examining how the Flashback malware affecting hundreds of thousand of Macs has been generating...

 

Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

 

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Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response

Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A pair of high-profile malware attacks have given Apple a crash course in security response.

 

===> A MUST READ for Apple users!!! <===

 

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New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware

New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today.
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