Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Checklist 214: Five Big Mac Malware Stories from 2020

With a new year just underway, we thought we’d look back at five big Mac malware stories for 2020. We'll talk about FinSpy, GravityRAT, XCSSET, ThiefQuest, and Shlayer. The post Checklist 214: Five Big Mac Malware Stories from 2020...
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How to uninstall Adobe Flash on your Mac

Adobe Flash reached its end-of-life (EOL) on December 31, 2020, and as of January 12, 2021, any remaining Flash Player installations will be blocked from playing content. The post How to uninstall Adobe Flash on your Mac appeared first on...
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Checklist 213: New Year Security Resolutions

It's the perfect time to make positive changes, so this week we’re bringing you two cybersecurity-themed New Year’s resolutions that will help keep you safe through 2021 and beyond. The post Checklist 213: New Year Security Resolutions appeared first on...
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The 10 biggest Apple news stories of 2020

In something of a reversal of the general trend for last year, a lot of that Apple news was actually good news as well! The post The 10 biggest Apple news stories of 2020 appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 212: The Hacky Holidays Special

Voices of Checklists passed tell us about their favorite hacker movies, including Hackers, WarGames, Sneakers, and Superman III. What did they get right? What did they get wrong? And what can we learn from them? Snuggle up for The...
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Zero-click iMessage exploit used to hack journalists

Security researchers have uncovered a surveillance campaign aimed at journalists in the Middle East, claiming that a zero-click iMessage exploit was used to hack their iPhones.stock The post Zero-click iMessage exploit used to hack journalists appeared first on SecureMac.
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Able

Type: Keylogger Platform: Mac OS X Last updated: 02/09/16 9:14 pm Threat Level: High Description Able is a keylogger which runs on macOS 10.5 and later. Like all keystroke loggers, it can be used to monitor the activities of any computer on which it is installed. Able requires...
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SolarWinds hack impacts U.S. government and military, exposes most of Fortune 500

In mid-December, security analysts announced a serious data breach at two U.S. government departments. The SolarWinds hack has turned out to be one of the most far-reaching and sophisticated cyberattacks ever carried out against the U.S. government — the...
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Checklist 211: Avoiding a Scammy New Year

The holidays! A time of love, warmth, and good cheer. Also, prime time for scammers. We’ll look at some delivery scams and how to avoid them. The post Checklist 211: Avoiding a Scammy New Year appeared first on SecureMac.
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Apple releases security updates for all OSes

Apple has just released security updates for all of its operating systems. In this short article, we’ll tell you about the most essential patches and help parse some of the language used in Cupertino’s release notes. iOS and iPadOS Apple has...
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Apple and Cloudflare develop a more private Internet protocol

Apple and Cloudflare have teamed up to build a better Internet protocol. Known as ODoH, the new protocol is designed to enhance privacy by making it harder for third parties to see what users are doing online. The post Apple...
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How to avoid package delivery scams

For record numbers of people, holiday gift buying was done online this year — and now everyone is waiting around for those presents to be delivered. The bad guys know this, and are using package delivery scams...
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Checklist 210: Shopping for Internet of Things Things

With time ticking down, you may be ordering IoT things for holiday gifts. Be sure what you’re buying is safe! We’ve got a Checklist for that. Plus - 33 vulnerabilities pose a threat to “millions” of IoT devices. The post...
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5 tips to help you avoid scam Facebook ads

If you’re going to be doing some online holiday shopping in the next week or two, here are 5 things you can do to protect yourself from the kind of scam ads you may encounter on Facebook and other...
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New iOS exploit can hack iPhones wirelessly

A researcher at Google’s Project Zero has just announced a zero-click iOS exploit capable of wirelessly hacking nearby iPhones. As iOS exploits go, this one is a pretty big deal! The post New iOS exploit can hack iPhones wirelessly appeared...
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Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.

Weekly Update 226

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineA little bit of a change of pace this week with the video being solely on the events unfolding around removing content, people...
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FIN11 e-crime group shifted to CL0P ransomware and big game hunting

The financially motivated FIN11, which increasingly incorporated CL0P ransomware into their operations in 2020, appeared to rely on low-effort volume techniques like spamming malware for initial entry, but put a substantial amount of effort into each follow-up compromise. “Several...
ZDNet

Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.
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Biden to invest in cyber workforce, but without plan to overcome lingering staffing hurdles

President-elect Joe Biden announced funding to modernize secure IT and lure cyber talent to the public sector as part of his plan to stimulate the economy and rebuild in the wake of the pandemic. But cybersecurity experts remain skeptical...