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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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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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OS X Lion accused of having huge network security hole | Naked Security

OS X Lion accused of having huge network security hole | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
As a security friend quipped, "Have you seen the recent discussions online about LDAP network authentication on Lion clients? It's a really handy feature - if you forget your password, you can just make one up.
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Apple releases Mac OS X Lion – Sophos users are protected | Naked Security

Apple releases Mac OS X Lion – Sophos users are protected | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Sophos's anti-virus products are compatible with the latest version of Mac OS X, codenamed "Lion".
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Free Antivirus for Mac - Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Free Antivirus for Mac - Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Protect Your Macintosh from Antivirus with this Free Tool from Sophos, the Leader in Antivirus, Spam, Malware Removal and Network Encryption for Mac.

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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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Sophos warns of Mac OS security vulnerabilities

Sophos warns of Mac OS security vulnerabilities | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mac computers are not immune to viruses...

 

SECURITY VENDOR Sophos' senior technology consultant Graham Cluley warns that it's time for Apple users to take notice of the threats facing Mac OS X operating systems by securing their computers with antivirus software.


Source: The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1abnN)

 

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Apple updates for iOS and iWork ’09 fix 4 security flaws | Naked Security

Apple updates for iOS and iWork ’09 fix 4 security flaws | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple released security updates today for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and their office suite iWork '09. Sophos recommends applying these updates as soon as possible through iTunes and Apple's Software Update application.
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Apple releases iOS 4.3.4/4.2.9 to fix JailBreakMe.com flaw | Naked Security

Apple releases iOS 4.3.4/4.2.9 to fix JailBreakMe.com flaw | Naked Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple have released an update to iOS to fix the vulnerabilities present in iPads, iPhones, and iPods. Three bugs were fixed, all related to the JailBreakMe.com website.
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