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 ...

iOS and OS X updates with security fixes released.

22. April 2014 Security 1
Today Apple released updates for iOS and OS X. The iOS update, 7.1.1, contains bug fixes for Touch ID, keyboard responsiveness and 19 security patches and the OS X update focusses on just security. The Apple TV got a similar security update today. All the updates fix a rather important SSL bug that allows a ...

A year of AV testing

14. April 2014 Security 1
A little under a year has passed since I took over the AV testing from AppleSerialNumberInfo.com. It has taken up tremendous amounts of time and took a little while to evolve into what it is today. I think by now I have the hang of it though and figured out a good way to test ...

Catastrophic bug in OpenSSL

08. April 2014 Security 10
A bug was discovered in OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, that has since been named “The Heartbleed Bug”. If you have not heard about this, have a look at this website that explains the bug in detail much better than I can with my limited understanding of crypto. In short: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in ...

Adobe updates Flash Player

08. April 2014 Security 2
Adobe released updates to it’s Flash Player versions for Mac, Windows and Linux today. Update your versions as soon as possible via System Preferences > Flash Player > Advanced or download a fresh copy from the Adobe website. The full bulletin can be found here. Update: Read the comments to this post to find out ...

New version of VirusBarrier included in test

05. April 2014 Security 0
Naturally one day after I update the test I find out Intego has released a new version of VirusBarrier, X8. Serves me right for not paying closer attention. Some of the new features listed are: New:  Revised and polished User Interface to improve the customer experience New:  Low priority scan setting to enhance system performance while ...

Malware detection rates updated

03. April 2014 Security 2
Sorry for the wait folks, I’ve been quite busy lately. Finally got around to updating the antivirus test, the results can be found here. The virtual machines were updated with the latest available software (still OS X 10.8.5 though), plugins and some new malware. New software since last test: – iTunes 11.1.5 – Security Update ...