Tuesday, September 25, 2018
SecureMac

Breach of Spyware Company mSpy Exposes iCloud Account Information for Millions

Apple users should consider changing their iCloud passwords after a recent breach reportedly exposed the account information of millions of people. The breach involved a company called mSpy, a spyware-as-a-service business. mSpy sells mobile and computer software that allows...
SecureMac

Checklist 106: Breaking Down Breakdowns in the Mac App Store

This week, we’re taking a bit of a different approach to our show. Instead of presenting you with a list of topics and running down several separate stories, this week we’re focusing in on one major story that’s developed...
SecureMac

Checklist 105: Products and Byproducts

In this week’s discussion, we’re looking at some stories that strike a similar tone to several of our recent episodes. With Google figuring out how to use your spending habits to make money, spyware apps that end up being...
SecureMac

Zlayer

Type: Dropper Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 09/01/18 10:52 pm Threat Level: High Description Zlayer is a dropper that installs unwanted programs. Zlayer Threat Removal MacScan can detect and remove Zlayer Dropper from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial...
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Lazarus

Type: Malware Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 09/01/18 10:50 pm Threat Level: High Description Lazarus is malware. Lazarus Threat Removal MacScan can detect and remove Lazarus Malware from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial is available to scan your...
SecureMac

Checklist 104: Guess Again! And Again! And Again!

It might seem like we have a thousand new security issues to talk about each week — but if you’ve been listening for a while, you know that’s pretty much par for the course these days. This week we...
SecureMac

Hacking Fax Machines? It Can Happen, and Mac Users Could Be Vulnerable

The average person, when they think about fax machines, probably puts them into the same class of technology as dial-up Internet — old, obsolete, and supplanted by more advanced technology. That last component, though, isn’t really true for the...
SecureMac

Major macOS Mail App Harbors Major Vulnerabilities

How do you manage your email? For those who receive a high volume of messages every day and depend on their email for work purposes, answering this question is essential. Most stock mail clients don’t always offer the capabilities...
SecureMac

Checklist 103 Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Last week, we spent most of our discussion shaking our heads. This week, we’ve got an update on one of those stories, a look at a frankly quite scary USB device that doubles as malware, and a look at...
SecureMac

Security Researcher Accidentally Stumbles on a Way for Malware to Click “OK” For you

One of the simplest ways to stay safe and secure on your Mac is to pay close attention to the warnings and prompts that the system often pops up when you’re in the middle of things. Many times, you...
SecureMac

Checklist 102: The Head Shaking Edition

This week, we’ve dubbed our episode the “head shaking edition” because each of our stories today left us shaking our heads for one reason or another. From Google quietly looking over your shoulder to Comcast fumbling the ball with...
SecureMac

The Checklist 101: Picture Imperfect

The summer marches on, and so does the parade of headlines and security concerns. From sneaky websites pretending to be someone they are not, to creepy social media spying thanks to an old and supposedly broken phone, and onward...
SecureMac

Checklist 100: It’s Episode 100!

It has been a long time coming, but we are proud to celebrate the milestone achievement of 100 episodes of The Checklist, brought to you by SecureMac! We’d like to take this moment to say a big “thank you”...
SecureMac

Calisto

Type: Malware Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 08/01/18 4:26 pm Threat Level: High Description Calisto is malware. Calisto Threat Removal MacScan can detect and remove Calisto Malware from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial is available to scan your...
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1Password Implements New Feature to Keep Travelers’ Passwords Safe

Over the past several years, international travel has become fraught with more privacy and security concerns than ever before. At many borders, including those in the United States, customs agents are increasingly asking travelers to unlock their phones and...

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million Users

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million UsersUS fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted suffering a major breach affecting the personal information of over six million customers. The women’s clothing company revealed at the end of last week that...
The Register

Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…
ZDNet

UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is the first to be put on notice.
SecurityWeek

Symantec Completes Internal Accounting Investigation

Symantec announced on Monday that it has completed its internal accounting audit, and while some issues have been uncovered, only one customer transaction has an impact on financial statements. read more

Are Colleges Teaching Real-World Cyber Security Skills?

The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognized industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in...