Antivirus for Mac

09. May 2013 Security 0
Do a search on your preferred search engine and you’ll find mixed results. From the actual antivirus companies advertising stating you really need antivirus software on your Mac to various blogs, forums and websites that state you really don’t. So which one is it? Do you or don’t you? I’ll state my case and have ...

Change Your Password day, oh no…

08. May 2013 Security 1
Yesterday was Change Your Password day. While the original idea behind it is good, this day also presents a big opportunity for hackers. Hackers can use this day to get their hands on a lot of passwords. I’ll explain how.

The LivingSocial hack, why users should worry

27. April 2013 Security 0
This is an add-on to my previous post about the LivingSocial hack. As i explained in that post, user’s Names, e-mail addresses, birth dates and encrypted passwords were stolen. I also explained how this data can be used to generate some very convincing spear-phishing emails. Something i want to further focus on in this post ...

LivingSocial hacked, change your password

26. April 2013 Security 1
LivingSocial announced today they were the victim of a cyber attack that compromised their computer systems. 50 million customers had their information accessed. This includes: – Names – E-mail addresses – Birth dates – Encrypted passwords Credit card and merchant financial data was not compromised according to LivingSocial. If you have not done so already, ...

Secure file sharing – AirDrop

26. April 2013 Security 1
Out of all the ways to share files AirDrop is possibly the most underrated and least known way. AirDrop is one of the great new features of OS X Lion and later, which provides a really easy way to share files between supported Wi-Fi-enabled Macs without having to connect through the local Wi-Fi network. (excerpt ...

Security flaw found in Safari

26. April 2013 Security 1
Security researchers have flagged a simple but potentially dangerous flaw in the Apple Safari browser, which could be used to hijack users’ web sessions. The problem lies in the Apple Safari webarchive format, which saves all resources on a web page into one document. To exploit the flaw, an attacker would have to trick a victim into ...

Why antivirus is needed, even on Macs

25. April 2013 Security 4
The other day i was doing some routine maintenance on my brother’s iMac. Updates, permissions repair, etc. when i opened safari to download the latest Flash player update (i always get it straight from the source) i noticed a weird banner in the bottom of the display and after a few seconds a second banner ...

Word document containing Mac malware found

25. April 2013 Security 0
Today F-Secure has made note of a Word document that is designed to infect Macs with malware. The Word document claims to be about the “6th International Uyghur Women’s Seminar & 1st World Uyghur Women’s Congress”, run by the International Uyghur Human Rights & Democracy Foundation. The document installs the malware by exploiting a vulnerability in ...

Home security cameras, used against you

25. April 2013 Security 0
I know, creepy title. It is true though and already being done every day all over the world. Sergey Shekyan and Artem Harutyunyan, researchers from the security firm Qualys, said the search engine Shodan shows about 100,000 wireless IP cameras that have “little or no emphasis on security.” They held a presentation at the recent Hack in ...