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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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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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Apple Patches Kernel, Passcode Lock and WebKit Flaws in iOS 6.0.1

Apple Patches Kernel, Passcode Lock and WebKit Flaws in iOS 6.0.1 | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple released its first security updates to iOS 6. Version 6.0.1 includes patches for critical vulnerabilities in the operating system kernel, Passcode Lock and WebKit.

 

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http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/apple-patches-kernel-passcode-lock-and-webkit-flaws-ios-601-110212

 

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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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Sécurité Mac : XMCO actu-secu [pdf]

Sécurité Mac : XMCO actu-secu [pdf] | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

l’ACTUSÉCU est un magazine numérique rédigé et édité par les consultants du cabinet de conseil XMCO

 

Numéro spécial dédié à la sécurité Mac...

 

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http://www.xmco.fr/actu-secu/XMCO-ActuSecu-32-MACOS_Flashback.pdf

 

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iPhone 4S Falls at Hacker Contest; New iPhone 5 Vulnerable to Same Exploit

iPhone 4S Falls at Hacker Contest; New iPhone 5 Vulnerable to Same Exploit | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Two Dutch researchers successfully hacked a patched iPhone 4S, exploit a vulnerability also likely present in the new iPhone 5 due to be released tomorrow.

 

Joost Pol and Daan Keuper won the mobile Pwn2Own contest yesterday at EUSecWest event in Amsterdam by compromising a fully patched iPhone 4S device and stealing contacts, browsing history, photos and videos from the phone.

 

The pair was able to build an exploit for a vulnerability in WebKit to beat Apple's code-signing features and the MobileSafari sandbox. The same bug is present in the iOS6 Golden Master development code base, meaning iPhone 5 is vulnerable to the same exploit. Apple iPads and iPod Touch devices are also vulnerable, Pol and Keuper said, adding that it took them three weeks find the flaw and write an exploit.

 

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http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/iphone-4s-falls-hacker-contest-new-iphone-5-vulnerable-same-exploit-092012

 

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What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. ...

 

Apps that do send data, with no warning

 

Foursquare stands alone here as an app that was, until an update issued on February 14th, sending personal data with no warning. This is similar to the previous behavior of Path that got it in so much hot water. Since the update, Foursqare now warns users before uploading data. Foursquare says that, while it was uploading the data, it was not storing it.

 

Foursquare (Email, Phone Numbers no warning)

 

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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/02/15/what-ios-apps-are-grabbing-your-data-why-they-do-it-and-what-should-be-done/

 

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Un développeur tiers responsable de la fuite d'identifiants Apple

Un développeur tiers responsable de la fuite d'identifiants Apple | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
La société américaine BlueToad explique s'être fait voler ces données il y a deux semaines. Le vol présumé à un agent du FBI perd en crédibilité.

 

La fuite de plus d'un million d'identifiants de terminaux Apple (iPhone et iPad) de la semaine dernière trouve une explication. Dans un entretien à NBC News, le PDG de l'éditeur d'applications BlueToad, Paul DeHart, déclare que les données publiées par un membre d'Anonymous ont été dérobées à sa société il y a deux semaines. Les serveurs les contenant n'étaient, semble-t-il, pas assez protégés.

 

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http://www.lemonde.fr/technologies/article/2012/09/11/un-developpeur-tiers-responsable-de-la-fuite-d-identifiants-apple_1758361_651865.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter#xtor=RSS-3208001

 

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Apple plugs Java hole, shifts away from plug-in

Apple plugs Java hole, shifts away from plug-in | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
By turning off Java by default, Apple is making customers choose whether to take the risk in using the troubled browser software...

 

Apple's patches automatically deactivated the Java plug-ins in browsers, leaving it up to Mac users to turn them back on. Until a few months ago, Apple had handled the release of all Java updates. Now, customers can download and install fixes directly from Oracle.

 

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http://www.csoonline.com/article/715630/apple-plugs-java-hole-shifts-away-from-plug-in?source=rss_news&amp;utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

 

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Apple patcht vier gravierende Sicherheitslücken in Java 6 für Mac OS X

Apple patcht vier gravierende Sicherheitslücken in Java 6 für Mac OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple patcht vier gravierende Sicherheitslücken in Java 6 für Mac OS X


Betroffen sind Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 und 10.8. Die Lücken lassen sich mit manipulierten Java-Applets ausnutzen. Sie sind seit dem durch den von Oracle in der vergangenen Woche bereitgestellten Patch öffentlich bekannt.

 

Da Apple für die Aktualisierung von Java 6 verantwortlich ist, mussten Nutzer von OS X warten, bis das Unternehmen aus Cupertino ein Update herausgibt. Ab Java 7 ist Oracle für die Mac-OS-Updates zuständig. Ein entsprechendes Update wurde letzte Woche bereitgestellt. Allerdings liegt Java 7 unter Mac OS nur als 64-Bit-Version vor, sodass 32-Bit-Browser wie Google Chrome noch auf die ältere Version zurückgreifen.

 

Zudem wurde auch in diesem Patch eine Sicherheitslücke entdeckt, die Angreifer missbrauchen können, um Schadcode einzuschleusen udn auszuführen. Das polnische Sicherheitsunternehmen Security Explorations hatte den Fehler nur wenige Stunden nachdem das Update bereitgestellt worden war entdeckt.

 

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http://www.itespresso.de/2012/09/06/apple-patcht-vier-gravierende-sicherheitslucken-in-java-6-fur-mac-os-x/

 

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FBI: Wir haben nicht geklaut

FBI: Wir haben nicht geklaut | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Der Vorwurf des Hacker-Kollektivs Antisec gegen das FBI wiegt schwer: Auf einem FBI-Laptop habe man eine Datei mit Millionen Seriennummern von iOS-Geräten gefunden. Die Ermittlungsbehörde dementiert.

 

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http://www.tageblatt.lu/nachrichten/story/13507432

 

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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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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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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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Jacksbot Java malware can take control of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems

Jacksbot Java malware can take control of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago, Mac security software company Intego discovered malware which it classified as "a new Java backdoor trojan called Java/Jacksbot.A.” New threats are discovered all the time, but Intego later concluded that even though Jacksbot is a variant of the Java remote access tool (RAT) created by the jailbreaking group Redpois0n, it can target multiple platforms.

 

The malware writers behind JACKSBOT may just be testing the waters for a successful multiplatform malware; however for now they appear to be unwilling to invest the time and resources to develop the code more completely.

 

===> It’s likely that the authors will continue to improve the code to fully support infection for OS X and Linux. <===

 

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http://thenextweb.com/2012/10/31/jacksbot-java-malware-can-take-control-of-windows-mac-and-linux-systems/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

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New Imuler Variant Found–Steer Clear of “Your Dirty Pics”

New Imuler Variant Found–Steer Clear of “Your Dirty Pics” | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Intego has discovered a new version of the Imuler Trojan horse, which was first discovered in September 2011. Right now the risk is considered to be low – a sample of this malware was found on the VirusTotal website in a ZIP archive named “your dirty pics.zip.” Inside the ZIP file is an application with an icon making it look like an image.

 

If the file is run, ===> it installs a backdoor without the need for an admin password. <===

 

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http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/new-imuler-variant-found-steer-clear-of-your-dirty-pics/

 

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Apple issues Mac OS X patches, Facebook integration

Apple issues Mac OS X patches, Facebook integration | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.8.2 with security updates for Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, iOS and iTunes – along with a single sign-on feature for Facebook and a Java patch.

 

Apple recommends that users upgrade using System Update, which can determine what fixes are already installed on the system, thus lightening the heft of the download.

 

As for the Facebook angle, users can now opt to have Facebook contact information integrated with the Mac’s native Contacts and Game Center applications. Users gain a single sign-on and the ability to be alerted to Facebook activity via Mac OS X's Notification Center.

 

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

 

 

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http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/28372/apple-issues-mac-os-x-patches-facebook-integration/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

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Mythbusting - Mac Security

As the popularity of Mac OS has increased, so has its attractiveness to online criminals. This cartoon busts some of the myths that still prevail when it com...
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Publishing firm says leaked Apple IDs came from their servers

Publishing firm says leaked Apple IDs came from their servers | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
BlueToad, a Florida-based digital edition publishing company, has announced that the recent massive Apple UDID leak originated from their own servers, and not an FBI laptop.

 

They were first alerted to the possibility by David Schuetz, a researcher employed by mobile device security consulting firm Intrepidus Group, who took the trouble to analyze the leaked UDIDs and the device names attached to them.

 

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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13560

 

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Apple's iOS and Android are new favorite malware victims

Apple's iOS and Android are new favorite malware victims | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals are working on more complex schemes to wage attacks on PCs, laptops, and smartphones.

 

 

 

A new report shows that:

===> every single device that connects to the Internet is in danger. <===

 

Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Security & Privacy:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57506159-83/apples-ios-and-android-are-new-favorite-malware-victims/

 

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Apple: We didn't pass iPhone, iPad device IDs to FBI

Apple: We didn't pass iPhone, iPad device IDs to FBI | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Summary: Both the FBI and now Apple have come forward to state that they had no involvement the ongoing 'UDID-gate,' which led to more than 1 million iOS device codes leaking to the Web.

 

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http://www.zdnet.com/apple-we-didnt-pass-iphone-ipad-device-ids-to-fbi-7000003786/?s_cid=e550

 

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