Wednesday, February 20, 2019
SecureMac

Apple Releases a Fix for Group FaceTime Bug — Update Now

After a couple of weeks of uncertainty following the announcement of a severe privacy flaw in one of Apple’s flagship features for iOS 12, a patch nearly entirely dedicated to fixing the problem is available for download. Relevant updates...
SecureMac

New Linux Malware Appears, Infects Some Macs Along the Way

While the average user might think their operating system options only go so far as “PC or Mac”, the truth is that there are many more systems running behind the scenes which power a great deal of our digital...
SecureMac

Checklist 125: Pirates on the Enterprise

On this week's episode we talk about: apps that record what you’re up to, pirates on the Enterprise, and 2FA has a day in court (for some reason). The post Checklist 125: Pirates on the Enterprise appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 124: Returning to the Nest

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: A Keychain security standoff with Apple, Following up on the FaceTime and Facebook stories & how Nest tries to un-ruffle some feathers The post Checklist 124: Returning to the Nest appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 124: Returning to the Nest

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: A Keychain security standoff with Apple, Following up on the FaceTime and Facebook stories & how Nest tries to un-ruffle some feathers The post Checklist 124: Returning to the Nest appeared first on...
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Newly-Discovered Bug in Group FaceTime Inadvertently Allows Eavesdropping

When Apple debuted iOS 12.1 late last year, one of the flagship additions to the system was Group FaceTime. This long-requested feature allows multiple users to enjoy simultaneous face-to-face video chat through FaceTime. However, in the wake of a...
SecureMac

Latest Round of Security Updates Arrives for Apple Devices

It’s here: the first array of security updates in the new year for everything from macOS to iOS. These updates don’t roll out any brand new bells and whistles or slick new features, but they do address a host...
SecureMac

Checklist 123: Longtime Listener, FaceTime Caller

One story today… with lots of little stories nestled inside… Longtime Listener, FaceTime Caller… time to hit the Checklist. The post Checklist 123: Longtime Listener, FaceTime Caller appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 122: Unrest In The Nest

Jan 24, 2019 On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac: A Nest is hacked with a bogus warning, Teaching police departments about safety, and all of your Apple gear can has updates The post Checklist 122: Unrest In The Nest appeared...
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Checklist 121: On Checklist, TV Watches You!

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac we talk about TVs that are too smart for your own good, putting a lock on individual iOS Apps and some security resolutions. The post Checklist 121: On Checklist, TV Watches You!...
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2019 Kicks Off with several Apple Security Issues

The year may not yet even be a few weeks old, but already the headlines have been crowded with a range of issues that Apple users would do well to notice. From malware slipping past Gatekeeper to a mysteriously...
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Checklist 120: New Year Old Worries

It’s a new year — but some old worries have followed us into 2019, still lingering and causing some concerns. That means it’s time to shake off the last of the sleepiness still hanging around from the holidays and...
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Checklist 120: New Year Old Worries

It’s a new year — but some old worries have followed us into 2019, still lingering and causing some concerns. That means it’s time to shake off the last of the sleepiness still hanging around from the holidays and...
SecureMac

FairyTale

also known as FairyTail Type: Adware Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 01/02/19 10:17 pm Threat Level: High Description Fairtale is adware. FairyTale Threat Removal MacScan can detect and remove FairyTale Adware from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial is available...
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WindTail

Type: Malware Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 01/02/19 10:26 pm Threat Level: High Description WindTail is malware. WindTail Threat Removal MacScan can detect and remove WindTail Malware from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial is available to scan your...

Can you really sniff out gas station card skimmers with your phone?

A viral post suggests (wrongly) that card skimmers always use Bluetooth. Anyway, just looking at nearby Bluetooth names doesn't help much...
SecurityWeek

Canada Helping Australia Determine ‘Full Extent’ of Hack

Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency said Wednesday it is working with Canberra to try to determine the scale of computer hacking on Australia's parliament and political parties just months from an election. read more

Researcher: Not Hard for a Hacker to Capsize a Ship at Sea

Maritime transport still contributes in an important way to the world’s economy, with on-time shipments influencing everything from commodities availability and spot pricing to the stability of small countries. Unfortunately, capsizing a ship with a cyberattack is a relatively...
SC Magazine

30 years in: My, how SC and security have changed

1989. Acid wash jeans, Bon Jovi and the compassionate conservatism of the Reagan Era were actually, unironically popular. The Berlin Wall fell, free elections were held in the then Soviet Congress of Deputies, Vaclev Havel became president of Czechoslavakia,...
SecurityWeek

WinPot ATM Malware Resembles a Slot Machine

A piece of malware targeting automated teller machines (ATMs) has an interface that looks like a slot machine, Kaspersky Lab reports.  Dubbed WinPot, the malware was initially detected in March last year, targeting the ATMs of a popular vendor to...