Apple updates Yosemite and Safari

27. January 2015 Security 4
Today Apple released the second update to the latest OS X, 10.10.2. While the detailed list of security fixes in this update has not yet been released we know from other sources that Apple fixed the Thunderstrike exploit, briefly mentioned in my last post, and three of the vulnerabilities reported by Google last week. Also ...

Just an update (and a bit of a rant ;)

08. January 2015 Just an update, Security 2
Happy new year everyone and thank you for your support, tips, samples and more over the past year. I haven’t forgotten about this blog and I still keep my eye on any potential threats that require awareness. The past few months have just been very uneventful when it comes to Mac security. One issue I ...

Knock Knock, who’s there?

28. October 2014 Security 4
I saw an interesting video today which talks about the kinds of OS X malware and the ways they can persist. Now when it comes to ways that OS X malware can keep itself alive even after a reboot there is nothing new in this video, however the tool that was created by the author ...

Upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

18. October 2014 Just an update 3
You may have been amongst the first to upgrade your Mac to OS X 10.10 Yosemite or you may be one of the people that prefers to wait a bit. Here are a few tips to ensure the upgrade goes smooth when the time comes. 1. Make sure your Mac meets the minimum system requirements, ...

Antivirus Detection Rate results updated – October 5, 2014

05. October 2014 Security 2
With quite a few AV products improving their detection rates steadily and (mostly) consistently, it’s time to raise the bar a little. Previously, the results PDF showed 4 categories: Category 1 – The best AV products with a detection rate of 90% or higher. Category 2 – AV Products with a detection rate of 60-90%. ...

Apple patches Bash vulnerability

29. September 2014 Security 3
Since late last week the internet has been buzzing about something named Shellshock. The Bash shell is something most users will never know or hear about, it runs under the hood of OS X and other major operating systems and is critical for a lot of tasks. The flaw that was discovered last week allows ...

Apple updates

21. September 2014 Security 0
Last week was a busy one and not just because of the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus. OS X 10.9.5 was released and is loaded with security fixes. A few of the noteworthy ones are: – CoreGraphics, a maliciously crafted PDF could lead to an information disclosure or code execution. – Intel Graphics Driver, ...

Be sure you are prepared for iOS8

16. September 2014 Just an update 0
This exact article was published a year ago when iOS 7 was released. I have edited it where needed and republished it so you can be ready for tomorrow’s upgrade to iOS 8. Tomorrow Apple’s iOS 8 will be available to the public. The next few days you’ll hear a lot of the following: – ...

Security updates for safari and Adobe.

13. August 2014 Security 0
Today Apple released updates for Safari on Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. All users are recommended to update. The update addresses 7 webkit memory corruption issues that could lead to arbitrary code execution when visiting a malicious crafted website. The updates can be obtained by running Software Update from the apple menu or opening the ...