Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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What is Doxware?

Ransomware is a major security threat which affects individuals, businesses, and governments. Over the past few years, researchers have noticed an increase in a new type of ransomware: doxware. The post What is Doxware? appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 173: Are you smarter than the average startup?

On this week's Checklist, we'll talk about the malware that’s infected millions of Macs worldwide, a social media service with data privacy issues, and the most common security problems facing startups. The post Checklist 173: Are you smarter than...
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3 Common Valentine’s Day scams (and how to avoid them)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day … but Cupid isn’t the only one looking for targets. Every year, hackers and scammers take advantage of people’s emotions around this holiday and do serious financial and psychological damage. The post 3 Common Valentine’s Day...
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The SecureMac Interview: Voatz on mobile voting

Voatz is a privately-owned mobile voting platform backed by blockchain technology. The company began somewhat spontaneously — founder Nimit Sawhney built the prototype on a whim during a SXSW hackathon — but has since grown into a full-fledged mobile...
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Best of the Checklist: February 6th, 2020

The Checklist is taking a brief hiatus, but will return next week with a new show. In the meantime, check out these Checklists from the archives. The post Best of the Checklist: February 6th, 2020 appeared first on SecureMac.
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8 Tips to Keep your iPhone Healthy and Safe

Your iPhone is a marvel of engineering: slick, powerful, and easy to use. But it’s also a complex device, with lots of little-known features — and it’s not immune to security issues. Here are 8 tips to help you...
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Apple Updates macOS, iOS, and more

Apple has released updated versions of its major operating systems, with some important bug fixes and security patches. In this brief article, we’ll take you through the highlights of the release notes and let you know what they mean. The...
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Checklist 172: A Ring of Trouble

On this week's Checklist, we'll revisit the issues with Amazon's Ring, take another look at iCloud backups, and hit the highlights from Apple’s latest round of OS updates. The post Checklist 172: A Ring of Trouble appeared first on SecureMac.
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6 Things to Know about Open Firmware Password Protection

Macs are very safe computers, but they’re not immune to attacks — or to theft. Luckily, your Mac has some hidden features that can be enabled for extra security. One of these is Open Firmware Password Protection. Here’s what...
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Apple in space: 7 things you should know

Toward the end of last year, reports and rumors surfaced about a top-secret Apple program to develop satellite communications technology. The post Apple in space: 7 things you should know appeared first on SecureMac.
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Apple and the FBI

The government wants Apple to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. Are they asking the impossible? In the wake of the December terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola, in which three service members lost their lives, the federal government has renewed...
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Checklist 171: Here, FIDO!

On this week’s Checklist, we’ll see how private your iCloud backups really are; we’ll examine the strange story of how the richest person in the world got hacked; and finally, we’ll look at a technology that promises a better...
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Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolution #4: Teach someone about cybersecurity

Rather than doing something to protect yourself, we’ll challenge you to teach someone else about cybersecurity and help them take steps to keep themselves safe. The post Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolution #4: Teach someone about cybersecurity appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 170: A Great Big List + Home Insecurity

On this week’s Checklist, we’ll take a look at someone else’s checklist of security tips, plus we’ll talk about what happens when companies that don’t specialize in security decide to get into the security business. The post Checklist 170: A...
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Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolution #3: Test your phishing awareness

By testing your knowledge of the full spectrum of phishing tactics out there — by seeing what you know...and what you don’t — you’ll be better equipped to deal with even the sneakiest of phishing attempts. The post Cybersecurity New...

Sensitive plastic surgery images exposed online

Researchers at VPN advisory company vpnMentor have found yet another online data exposure caused by a misconfigured cloud database.

Lenovo, HP, Dell Peripherals Face Unpatched Firmware Bugs

A lack of proper code-signing verification and authentication for firmware updates opens the door to information disclosure, remote code execution, denial of service and more.

12 hottest new cybersecurity startups at RSA 2020

Starting on February 24, the RSA Conference (RSAC) 2020 gives security vendors old and new a chance to demonstrate their capabilities. The event has become an attractive venue for startups to make their debut. This year’s crop will be...

Hundreds of Millions of PC Components Still Have Hackable Firmware

The lax security of supply chain firmware has been a known concern for years—with precious little progress being made.

Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress Sites

Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress SitesSecurity researchers are warning of a new plugin vulnerability which is exposing over 200,000 WordPress sites to the risk of being remotely wiped by an attacker. The problem lies with versions 1.3.4 and...