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Mac malware, be aware! Forewarned is Forearmed!

In the past, few viruses have targeted Apple operating systems -- but this is gradually changing. The increased popularity of Apple smart devices has led some cybercriminals to exploit a traditionally ignored audience.

 

IT admins needs to educate their users about this growing threat and implement a business antivirus solution for Macs as they do for PCs.

 

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Jailbreaking BYOD Control. Is Apple iOS ready for enterprise primetime?

Jailbreaking BYOD Control. Is Apple iOS ready for enterprise primetime? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Consumerization is happening now, but many IT departments simply aren’t prepared to deal with the new challenges and complexities it entails.

 

With IT managers increasingly urged by CEOs to stop saying ‘no’ and start supporting consumer tools, they need to reappraise their traditional approach. Put simply, IT needs flexible standards – they can’t say no but neither can they say yes to everyone.

 

Cyber crime is a multi billion dollar industry, funded and resourced like legitimate business operations. The criminal gangs need to know that any investment in their own resources is going to provide a decent return, and the best way of guaranteeing that is by targeting the one large homogenous platform, just as they did with Windows in the 90s. In the mobile world, this means iOS.

 

What is clear is that Apple is not the panacea for secure, manageable consumer devices in the enterprise that many believe.

 

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How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem

How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
It tried to kill the messenger...

 

Now that the Mac has achieved uber popularity, it is attracting hackers.


Last week Apple got its first taste of what Microsoft security goes through on a daily basis and its response was a big, fat fail.


Apple tried to take out the security researcher who told Apple it had a security problem, reports Forbes.

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-apple-botched-its-first-really-big-security-problem-2012-4?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider+(Silicon+Alley+Insider)#ixzz1rjAV8CzP

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