SSL Vulnerability fixed in iOS but not in OS X

22. February 2014 Security 2
Yesterday Apple released iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 to fix an SSL connection verification issue. While Apple’s description about the fix is nice and vague as always, this bug was extremely important and has since been found in OS X 10.9.0 and 10.9.1 Mavericks as well. Before you panic and never use your Mac again it ...

Little Snitch discount

20. February 2014 Security 1
MacUpdate offers 43% off the latest Little Snitch making it $19.99 until Saturday February 22nd. I have mentioned Little Snitch several times before and I am a big fan of the application, to read more about it on this blog have a look at these articles and the developer website here. For the discount on ...

Adobe Flash Player updated again

20. February 2014 Security 0
Adobe released an update to Flash Player today. This one comes just two weeks after the last update. The full Adobe security bulletin can be found here. As always you can update your version of Flash Player by going to System Preferences > Flash Player > Advanced and update from there or you can download ...

Apple blocks older Flash Player versions, Firefox updated

05. February 2014 Security 1
Today Apple blocked older Flash Player versions, here is their statement: Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 12.0.0.44. Apple will push out this block to your XProtect automatically next time your Mac comes online so if you suddenly ...

Malware Detection Rate Results updated (Jan 24th)

25. January 2014 Security 2
A small update to the PDF that includes the latest Crisis.C and LaoShu.A samples. The PDF curently only shows the applications that scored 80% or higher, the rest of the list will be updated over the next few days. It’s worth noting that the LaoShu.A samples are no longer able to run on any normal ...

Two new pieces of malware for OS X discovered

22. January 2014 Security 1
Sophos discovered a new piece of malware that finds it way onto a users system through a phishing attack. A user will receive an email from a courier company stating there is a package waiting for you and there is a link in the message that looks like it will download a copy of the ...

Catching up; patch Tuesday and antivirus test updates.

17. January 2014 Security 0
Due to my overzealous hosting provider blocking WordPress attacks I have not been able to log in and post in a few days now. On top of that my internet has barely been working all week. Here’s what I did not get to write about before: Last Tuesday was the famous Patch Tuesday, updates were ...

Malware Detection Rate results updated

11. January 2014 Security 1
In this update no new samples were added and since last test not much has changed, just a few slight shifts in ranking. G Data AntiVirus for Mac was added to the test and almost made it to the top of 80% or better detection rates. While this newcomer to the test did not manage ...