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Posted on July 22nd, 2013 at 9:16 PM EST
Most people have probably heard by now that Apple’s developer site has been hacked. The site has been down since last Thursday, and Apple finally announced that it was down following an intrusion by a hacker. (Don’t worry, only a few bits of fairly minor personal information about developers was captured. Customer data was not involved.) In response, a security researcher named Ibrahim Balic publicly claimed responsibility, saying that he had discovered bugs in Apple’s system and had alerted them to the fact. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 15th, 2013 at 2:27 PM EST
F-Secure announced the discovery today of a new trojan, which they have named Janicab. This malware makes use of a familiar old trick – disguising an application as a document to trick the user into opening it – but applies a couple newer twists. At this time, the built in defenses in Mac OS X will allow this trojan to run without much in the way of warnings, so users are advised to be on their guard. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 15th, 2013 at 9:28 AM EST
Posted on July 5th, 2013 at 7:23 AM EST
I see this all the time in Mac-related forums. When a person expresses a concern about viruses, someone (often someone identified by the forum as an expert) will invariably respond with, “There are no Mac viruses.” Usually, no additional information is given. This always annoys me to no end, because that is a partial truth that hides and denies the greater reality. So what is the truth, then? Read the rest of this entry »