Saturday, July 20, 2019
SecureMac

Checklist 146: Just Because You Can…

On this edition of The Checklist we talk about: Should YOU be running beta software? Should ANYONE block Apple’s silent updates? And should there REALLY be an app for your flatiron? The post Checklist 146: Just Because You Can… appeared...
SecureMac

4 ways to keep your kids off dating apps

Being a mom or dad is hard. And these days, it seems like it’s harder than ever. In addition to all the old challenges of raising happy and healthy kids, we have a host of new things to worry about...
SecureMac

Apple Switches Off Apple Watch Walkie-Talkies to Nix Eavesdropping Bug

In response to the discovery of a new critical bug in one of Apple’s own apps, the company has disabled some functionality in Apple Watches to protect users.  The issue lies with the Walkie-Talkie app, a default app on the...
SecureMac

Checklist 145: Zooming on Through

On this edition of The Checklist: A look at the Zoom for Mac vulnerability, OpenID raises questions over Sign in with Apple, and The UK issues some big GDPR fine. The post Checklist 145: Zooming on Through appeared first on...
SecureMac

Zoom security flaw puts you at risk (even after you uninstall)

Security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh has discovered a major vulnerability in the popular Zoom video conferencing app that could allow malicious actors to turn on your Mac’s camera without your permission. The post Zoom security flaw puts you at risk (even...
SecureMac

New Mac Malware Knows When You’re Watching

Security researchers at Intego have discovered a new form of Mac malware—one that shows some surprisingly sneaky behaviour aimed at evading detection by antivirus software and human malware hunters alike. The post New Mac Malware Knows When You’re Watching...
SecureMac

Checklist 144: Summer Security Blockbusters

This week, we're going to the movies! It's our special summer security blockbusters edition of The Checklist, where we take a fun and whimsical look at some of the big technical concerns that pop up in our favorite movies...
SecureMac

Sneaky Gatekeeper Flaw Could Let Hackers Run Malware on Macs

Among the most fundamental security features on Macs, Gatekeeper is near the top of the list. A first line of defense against malicious software, Gatekeeper’s job is to verify code signatures, which ensures that the software you’re running is...
SecureMac

Checklist 143: Whole Lotta Listenin’ Goin’ ON

On this week’s episode: Samsung takes heat for advising SmartTV security, La Liga: Revisited, and An app hears taps and guesses passwords. The post Checklist 143: Whole Lotta Listenin’ Goin’ ON appeared first on SecureMac.
SecureMac

Checklist 142: Panic! at the Drive-Thru

On this week’s episode: A four-year security breach at Checkers and Rally’s, Microsoft suggests killing off killing off passwords, and Apple leaves room to peek into MDM deployments The post Checklist 142: Panic! at the Drive-Thru appeared first on SecureMac.
SecureMac

Introducing MacScan 3.2 from SecureMac

New version improves privacy in Safari, offers significant UI/UX upgrades Las Vegas, Nevada — SecureMac is pleased to announce the latest version of its award-winning security software for macOS: MacScan 3.2. This release offers some significant improvements, including UI/UX enhancements...
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AirPort Base Stations Receive Important Firmware Upgrade

Do you rely on an Apple AirPort for your home Wi-Fi needs, or an AirPort Time Capsule to keep your Mac always backed up? If so, you’ll want to make sure you’ve updated your device to the latest version....
SecureMac

Security Privacy and WWDC

This week, we look at some of the security announcements and changes announced at WWDC, including: MDM changes for parental control apps, Sign in with Apple, HomeKit for cameras and routers, and A few of August’s favorite things from...
SecureMac

Highlights from the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference

On Monday morning, Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off in San Jose. As is tradition, WWDC began with a keynote presentation from Apple highlighting long-awaited updates, important announcements, and a vision of the road ahead. Here’s our roundup of...
SecureMac

Yort

Type: Malware Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 06/01/19 5:39 pm Threat Level: High Description Yort is malware. Yort Threat Removal MacScan can detect and remove Yort Malware from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial is available to scan your...

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw in Vision Dynamic Signage Director

Cisco this week released a security patch for the Vision Dynamic Signage Director, to address a Critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary actions on the local system.  Tracked as CVE-2019-1917, the vulnerability was found in the REST...

The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance...
SecurityWeek

Scotland Yard Twitter and Emails Hacked

London's Metropolitan Police apologised Saturday after its Twitter, emails and news pages were targeted by hackers and began pumping out a series of bizarre messages. read more

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Slack passwords, NSO spyware, and more of the week's top security news.
ZDNet

Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more

SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service.