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 ...

Antivirus detection rate results update

15. July 2014 Security 3
Alright, it’s been a few months but I finally had some time to update the test. A few changes have been made to the test environment: – As the majority of Mac users now use 10.9 Mavericks the virtual machines were all rebuilt from scratch using the latest version of Mavericks (10.9.4). Upgrading the existing ...

Antivirus test results updated tomorrow

15. July 2014 Security 0
When I was getting ready to upload the PDF and observations my internet decided to take the rest of the night off. Testing of the top performing AV (80% or higher detection rate) has been completed, the results will be uploaded tomorrow hopefully. Intego lost the number 1 spot in the list but judging from ...

OS X updated, Safari updated, iCloud enabled 2 factor authentication

01. July 2014 Security 1
It was a busy day for Apple. The following updates were released: OS X 10.9.4 The OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update: Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks Fixes issue ...

Comcast starts to enable public WiFi Hotspots (using your modem)

15. June 2014 Security 2
I first learned about the Public Hotspot feature a year ago when I wrote about the Comcast modem I had and what a security nightmare it was. Since then I have owned and tested roughly 12 Comcast provided modems before finally purchasing my own. Public Hotspot enables users with XFinity modems to broadcast a second ...

Macworld UK reviews several Mac AV applications

08. June 2014 Security 0
A little while ago I received an email from Andrew Harrison, technical editor for Macworld and several other publications. He mentioned how he was putting together a test of Mac security software and wanted to know if my AV test results could be used. Naturally I gave the OK but in the back of my ...

Updates for iTunes, Server and Safari

21. May 2014 Security 0
Last week Apple released updates for OS X Mavericks and iTunes. The Mavericks update, 10.9.3, has finally given us back the ability to sync contacts and calendars over USB and as far as I can tell it works without issues. The update can be installed through Software Update in the App Store or you can ...

World Password Day 2014

07. May 2014 Security 1
It’s back! Today is World Password Day. The day where websites and organizations world wide urge people to change their passwords. I was asked to cover world password day by one of the organizers about a month ago and while I was happy to do so, I did express some concerns. One of my concerns ...