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

Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack | Techzilla! | 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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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:52 PM

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/

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:57 PM

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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SDL introduces new machine translation tools to translate growing amounts of information

SDL introduces new machine translation tools to translate growing amounts of information | Techzilla! | Scoop.it

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Hackers Who Attacked Twitter, Facebook, Apple May Have 'Hundreds' More Victims

Hackers Who Attacked Twitter, Facebook, Apple May Have 'Hundreds' More Victims | Techzilla! | Scoop.it
The hackers who attacked Twitter, Facebook and Apple employees likely claimed many more victims, an expert said Wednesday. But exactly how many remains unknown.

 

His site, which has about 200,000 registered users, is "the most widely read dedicated iOS developer forum," he said. Most visitors are software developers who discuss technical issues around building apps for the iPhone and iPad.

Not everyone who visited his site was hacked. His own computer, for example, was not infected, he said.

 

Sefferman said the hacker appeared to remove the malware from the site on Jan. 30. But on Wednesday, the site had not been taken down and experts warned users not to visit it because it may still infect their computers.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:10 PM

The website that caused the hacks was identified as iPhoneDevSDK.

In an interview Wednesday, the website's owner, Ian Sefferman, said he was never contacted by Facebook or investigators looking into the attacks and only learned the site hosted malicious software, known as malware, when he was notified Tuesday by a reporter at the tech blog AllThingsD.

 

Sefferman said multiple other sites on the Internet also hosted the malware, though he did not provide details on which sites.

 

===> Wait and see what next NEWS will be!!! <===

 

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Satellite Internet faster than advertised, but latency still awful | Ars Technica

Satellite Internet faster than advertised, but latency still awful | Ars Technica | Techzilla! | Scoop.it

The upload and download speeds promised by satellite Internet providers may not be huge, but it turns out that satellite service delivers much better speeds than it advertises.

 

Satellite's latency has improved too, but unfortunately it's still 20 times worse than non-satellite services.

 

The Federal Communications Commission today released its latest Measuring Broadband America report, and for the first time it included results on satellite technology alongside cable, DSL, and fiber-to-the-home. ViaSat is the only satellite provider measured. The company's Exede service promises 12Mbps down and 3Mbps up, but in reality it does much better.

 

"On average, during peak periods DSL-based services delivered download speeds that were 85 percent of advertised speeds, cable-based services delivered 99 percent of advertised speeds, fiber-to-the-home services delivered 115 percent of advertised speeds, and satellite delivered 137 percent of advertised speeds," the FCC said.

 

ViaSat upload speeds were 161 percent of what was promised, while "fiber-to-the-home and cable-based services delivered 108 percent, and DSL-based services delivered 99 percent of advertised upload speeds."

 

The FCC tested speeds at the homes of 6,733 volunteers over the course of a month, in September 2012.

 

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21 Time-Saving Gmail Tricks

21 Time-Saving Gmail Tricks | Techzilla! | Scoop.it
Gmail is the world's most popular email service, but some of its best features are hiding in plain sight, unknown to most users.

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