How to keep older systems secure with a newer OS

09. March 2019 Security 0
From a security standpoint having the latest macOS on your system is always preferred. However there is hardware that was simply cut off by Apple and is unable to install the latest macOS and there are those that choose to stick with an older version of OS X because they don’t like the newer versions. ...

Apple releases macOS 10.14.1, iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1

30. October 2018 Security 0
Apple today released updates for all of it’s current operating systems, as well as security updates for High Sierra and Sierra and Safari. Additional security fix details were also released for previous updates. The most anticipated new feature of macOS and iOS of course being Group FaceTime which allows up to 32 participants. Of course ...

Apple releases iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 and Safari 12

01. October 2018 Security 0
This was written two weeks ago but never published. Publishing now for record sake Apple today released the highly anticipated iOS 12 which is loaded with new features and has been optimized to make even the oldest supported iPhone, the 5s, perform better. tvOS 12, watchOS 5 and Safari 12 were also released and all ...

Proton is back, again

21. November 2017 Security 0
The backdoor malware OSX/Proton has resurfaced. This time it’s distributed by a fake blog, reporting on a fake malware story, linking to a fake malware scanner which contains the Proton installer. For the full story, have a look here.

VirusBarrier Scanner, now in the App Store!

07. November 2017 Security 0
VirusBarrier Scanner, now in the App Store!
The year is 2011 and Intego has two antivirus solutions available in the Mac App Store; VirusBarrier Express and VirusBarrier Plus. These were my go-to recommendations for anyone that wanted or needed an antivirus product. In 2014 the apps were pulled from the App Store as the limitations the App Store placed on apps were ...

Apple Releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra, iOS 11.1 with Security Fixes

31. October 2017 Security 0
Today Apple has released security updates for macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS and Safari. Also released were previously undisclosed notes about security fixes from past updates.The biggest issue addressed in all operating systems was one or more KRACK vulnerabilities. Unfortunately Apple did not make those specific fixes available to all users. Read on to find out ...

Stay safe while using mac OS 9

27. October 2017 Security 0
No, this is not a draft that’s been sitting for 17 years that I forgot about until now. Mac OS 9: Some Love for the Classics! was written in 2017 πŸ™‚ I frequently use Mac OS 9 on several older systems and I am certainly not alone. Huge communities of Mac OS 7, 8 and ...

OSX/Proton malware is back

26. October 2017 Security 0
You may recall mid 2017 Handbrake’s download server was compromised and the software was repackaged and made to install malware, alongside the actual Handbrake app. Fast forward to last week, the same attack (supply-chain attack) was used on Eltima, makers of Elmedia Player. Their download server was compromised and the downloads of two software installers ...

Be sure you are prepared for iOS 11

19. September 2017 Just an update 0
This exact article is recycled every year when a new iOS is about to be released. I have edited it where needed and republished it so you can be ready for next week’s upgrade to iOS 11. Cutting it close this year but here goes! Today iOS 11 will be available to the public. The ...