Little Snitch ready for Mavericks

09. October 2013 Security 0
An amazing utility that I recommend to any Mac user, Little Snitch, has just updated it’s software to version 3.3. The biggest change is it now properly supports the soon to be released OS X 10.9 Mavericks, here are all the changes: Little Snitch 3.3 – Oct 9, 2013 Little Snitch is now compatible with ...

Malware detection list updated again

09. October 2013 Security 8
The top performing AV products and XProtect results have been updated. Intego has added quite a few older malware signatures to their database as well as being able to detect the latest Leverage samples. These definition updates resulted in VirusBarrier 2013 jumping from 3rd to 1st place and VirusBarrier Express from 5th to 4th. Panda ...

Replace it with open source – Microsoft Office

08. October 2013 Security 1
The general consensus is that open source software is safer to use because the code can be checked by anyone that wants to. This should mean it is impossible to hide back doors or other code that purposely weakens the software as it can be discovered by those checking the code. I’d say this mostly ...

Malware detection list updated

07. October 2013 Security 2
This is a minor update that added FortiNet (FortiClient) as requested by some readers. I’ve also finally had a chance to get Dr.Web updated and started testing of all AV applications against the latest Leverage malware. FortiNet performs very poor with a 12% detection rate. It scans a whole disk extremely fast so I am ...

Be sure you are prepared for iOS7

17. September 2013 Security 2
Tomorrow Apple’s iOS7 will be available to the public. The next few days you’ll hear a lot of the following: – I love it! It’s amazing! – It’s great but…. – Where did all my *name data* go?! – My *name app* doesn’t work anymore! – My phone is messed up now! – I hate ...

OS X 10.8.5 and Safari 5.1.10 Available

13. September 2013 Security 0
The Safari update is only available for Snow Leopard users. Both these updates patch security vulnerabilities so it is recommended you install these updates if they apply to your system. As usual the Apple menu > Software Update is the place to go to get ’em. Alternatively you can also use these links: OS X ...

Java updated, system does not notify you

11. September 2013 Security 0
Oracle released a new Java version today. Java 7, update 40. If you have a need for Java, update to this latest version and if you have no need for Java then it is highly recommended you uninstall it from your system completely or at least disable it. Normally Mac users that have Java 7 ...

Adobe updates Flash, Apple blocks older versions

10. September 2013 Security 0
Earlier today Adobe released updates for Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Shockwave Player. The latest versions can be obtained through the links below or through the Adobe Updaters in the actual products. Adobe Flash Player latest version. Adobe Reader latest version. Adobe Shockwave Player latest version. Apple has updated OS X’s XProtect list and ...

My assumptions on encryption and where we stand today

07. September 2013 Security 2
Late last week a few more of Edward Snowden’s documents were released to the public. They show that the NSA (US) and GHCQ (UK)are able to unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records. They also show that the NSA spends huge amounts of money every year to pay tech companies and get ...