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Safari now blocks all but latest version of Flash plugin

Safari now blocks all but latest version of Flash plugin | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

A little over a month ago, Mozilla has announced that Firefox will be preventing all plug-ins except the current version of Flash from loading automatically, requiring users who explicitly want to use them to start them themselves.

Last week, Apple has decided to do the same with older versions of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

 

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Safari bloque maintenant tous, mais la dernière version de Flash plug-in

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Un peu plus d'un mois, Mozilla a annoncé que Firefox sera empêchant tous les plug-ins à l'exception de la version actuelle de Flash de charger automatiquement, obligeant les utilisateurs qui veulent explicitement de les utiliser pour démarrer eux-mêmes. La semaine dernière, Apple a décidé de faire la même chose avec les anciennes versions de Adobe Flash Player plug-in".


Safari now blocks all but latest version of Flash plugin via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

 


MacGizmoGuy - Russell T. Baer's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:59 AM

Flash and Java - Sneaky back-doors to Mac-Nasties!!

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm… About Apple "Security"

Things That Make You Go Hmmm… About Apple "Security" | Apple, Mac, 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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Cyber attack of Apple exposes online risks for brands

Cyber attack of Apple exposes online risks for brands | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The recent spate of high-profile hackings of global organisations means brands must implement robust security measures
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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 

 

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Apple patches the Java hole its own developers fell into - eventually

Apple patches the Java hole its own developers fell into - eventually | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Shortly after admitting that its own techies got infected thanks to a Java hole, Apple has pushed out a Java update for the rest of us.

Apple, with this most recent update, seems to have washed ...

 

Both Facebook and Apple have now admitted to being owned due to malicious Java code hosted inadvertently by a website popular with mobile developers.



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Mac Attack : Apple reconnaît aussi une cyberattaque

Mac Attack : Apple reconnaît aussi une cyberattaque | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Après les aveux de Facebook, c'est Apple qui indique avoir fait l'objet d'une cyberattaque par les mêmes hackers.
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                      ===> Nobody is PERFECT!!! Nul n'est parfait !!! <===

 

 

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Mac Owners Should Go Download This Security Fix Right Now

Mac Owners Should Go Download This Security Fix Right Now | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
On Tuesday morning Apple revealed that some of its computers had been infiltrated, perhaps by the same Chinese hackers who had also attacked Facebook, in what Reuters described as the "widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by...
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Needless to say, if you own a Mac computer, you should probably go download that update right about now.


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Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack

Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple released a statement today acknowledging that they were victims of the same attackers that Facebook talked about last week. A zero-day Java vulnerability infected Apple Mac developers through...

 

According to Reuters, "Apple Inc. was recently attacked by hackers who infected the Macintosh computers of some employees".

 

More specifically Apple engineers had their Mac OS X laptops infected by the same zero-day Java vulnerability that infected Facebook last month.

 

In a statement Apple made to The Loop an Apple spokesperson said “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers.

 

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What should you do as a result of this? If you are a Mac user you should be sure to keep your computer patched. Apple stated they will be releasing a Java malware removal tool this afternoon to respond to this attack.

 

It is also a good idea to run an up to date anti-virus to detect any future attacks and to disable Java in the browser if you don't require it for day to day web surfing.

 

===> To be fair, that advice applies to all computer users whether they prefer Windows, OS X or Linux. Many times staying safe isn't convenient, but it is an investment that pays off in the long run. <===

 

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

 

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What should you do as a result of this? If you are a Mac user you should be sure to keep your computer patched. Apple stated they will be releasing a Java malware removal tool this afternoon to respond to this attack.

 

It is also a good idea to run an up to date anti-virus to detect any future attacks and to disable Java in the browser if you don't require it for day to day web surfing.

 

===> To be fair, that advice applies to all computer users whether they prefer Windows, OS X or Linux. Many times staying safe isn't convenient, but it is an investment that pays off in the long run. <===

 

Check also:

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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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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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 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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Second iPhone passcode hack vulnerability discovered

Second iPhone passcode hack vulnerability discovered | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
You too can get into somebody's locked iPhone, particularly if you have a prehensile tail and don't mind (almost) placing a phony emergency call. Which you a) probably don't and b) hopefully do.

 

But as Macworld noted, this isn't the first time Apple has had to grapple with an iPhone password security flaw.


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Nobody is perfect!!!


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Second iPhone passcode hack vulnerability discovered.

You too can get into somebody's locked iPhone, particularly if you have a prehensile tail and don't mind (almost) placing a phony emergency call. Which you a) probably don't and b) hopefully do.

 

But as Macworld noted, this isn't the first time Apple has had to grapple with an iPhone password security flaw.


Second iPhone passcode hack vulnerability discovered via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...


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Apple: Most Admired No More? - Forbes

Apple: Most Admired No More? - Forbes | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Brad Chase Brad Chase is founding partner at Capital Media Partners, an international communications firm, and adjunct professor of communications studies at the University of San Francisco.

 

The mythic glory of the invincible Apple brand is evaporating in numerous ways:

 

False Illusion of Security

 

For years, Apple users crowed that Macs are safer than PCs and security software is unnecessary – a myth perpetuated by commerce. Cyber criminals focused their efforts on PCs because it’s more profitable to go after the far larger population of PC users. But success breeds danger and a series of large-scale attacks on Macs, as well as major media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, has finally made Mac users feel vulnerable.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/02/25/apple-most-admired-no-more/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

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Apple Hack Signals No Company Is Safe From Latest Malware Attack

Apple Hack Signals No Company Is Safe From Latest Malware Attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple said Tuesday its employees' computers had been hacked, signaling that even a company once thought to be hacker-proof is vulnerable to a sophisticated attack that has claimed a growing number of victims.
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Nor are the private persons!!!

 

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Apple releases Java update for OS X to protect users against vulnerability used in its hacking

Apple releases Java update for OS X to protect users against vulnerability used in its hacking | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has today released an update for Mac OS X users that delivers improved security for those that are running Java on their machines. This update repairs a vulnerability used to ...
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A quick response, hat down ;)

 

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Facebook, Apple hacks traced to infected iPhone development site. Here's what you can do

Facebook, Apple hacks traced to infected iPhone development site. Here's what you can do | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Reports suggest that both Facebook and Apple employees—and likely others, including Twitter—visited an infected Web site laden with malware, which exploited a vulnerability in Java. Now the cause has been identified, here's what you can do.

 

 

 

The root cause is reportedly one iPhone development Web site that became infected with malware, which was then able to dump its malicious payload on vulnerable machines. If those infected machines were connected then to a corporate network, that network will likely have been infected.

 

===> It's absolutely vital that you do not visit this site in any way, shape or form as it may still contain active malware that could lead to infection. <===

 

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The root cause is reportedly one iPhone development Web site that became infected with malware, which was then able to dump its malicious payload on vulnerable machines. If those infected machines were connected then to a corporate network, that network will likely have been infected.


===> It's absolutely vital that you do not visit this site in any way, shape or form as it may still contain active malware that could lead to infection. <===

 

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Report: Apple hacked in sophisticated attack

Report: Apple hacked in sophisticated attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
On Friday, Facebook announced that a number of employee laptops were infected with malware after workers visited a mobile developer website that had been hijacked.

 

 

===> On Tuesday February 19, 2013, Apple said it was hit with a similar attack. <===

 

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     ===> On Tuesday February 19, 2013, Apple said it was hit with a similar attack. <===

 

Nobody is PERFECT! Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

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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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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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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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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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