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[16 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 11 views]

Gird yourself for truth (and tpwn)! This is a bad news, meh news sort of situation. Yes, Italian “security researcher” Luca Todesco has discovered and released a new Mac privilege escalation vulnerability/exploit, tpwn, into the wild that affects OS X …

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[15 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Whether you’re a mother or whether you’re brother running OS X Mavericks or OS X Mountain Lion, Apple recommends that you install these Mac Security Updates. While there are plenty o’ details for Mac admins mull over and chew, the …

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[15 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 8 views]

As promised Apple’s OS X 10.10.5 Update includes a patch for the heavily hyped yet difficult to exploit DYLD vulnerability. Additionally, Apple’s backed in fixes for Mail, Photos and QuickTime Player fixes and tweaks.
As is the wont, Apple states that …

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[6 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

The sky is falling! The sky is fall…, wait… OK, then. It turns out that the DYLD bug is actually hard to exploit and Apple’s next Yosemite update includes a DYLD patch. That said, here is the latest seed, OS …

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[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1,042 views]

In spite Adobe’s intentions and, one must assume, best efforts, Flash has become irrevocably tainted, fundamentally untrustable. It’s time remove Flash from your Mac, permanently — here’s how to remove Flash.
In the wake of the Hacking Team security revelations — …

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[4 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 24 views]

With the arrival of OS X El Capitan for testing, Google Chrome started crashing. So, Firefox is once again my second browser and the most recent whole number update, Firefox 39, brings important new features.
• Firefox 39 (download)
— Share Hello …

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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 28 views]

Good news OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion users, Apple has a security update for you. Bad news OS X Lion and earlier users, Apple no longer produces security updates for “ancient ones.”
• Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks (download)
— Security Update …

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[13 May 2015 | 4 Comments | 50 views]

Everybody has bad days — hair, coffee, software, you name it. Companies have bad days, too. Microsoft’s buggy Office 14.5.0 Security Update, which can render Outlook unusable, is exemplary of the shared nature of bad days.
First things first, however. You …

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[8 May 2015 | 3 Comments | 28 views]

Mac market share has hit historic highs around the world — Mac sales are up, up, up! Naturally, this has attracted the unwanted attention of criminal hackers — you really should be running a Mac antivirus app to help protect …

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[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 50 views]

If your Mac is running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and/or Mountain Lion, then you need to download Apple’s latest Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6 and/or Safari 6.2.6 Update, respectively. Why? Because Mac security is serious business.
Here’s a look at the Safari …

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[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 714 views]

Safari 8.0.4 is here and, in addition to the usual bunch of stability improvements and bug fixes, there are security patches. There is also Safari 7.1.4 (Mavericks) and Safari 6.2.4 (Mountain Lion), which deliver the same stuffs.
Security Content: Safari 8.0.4, …

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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 571 views]

ClamXav 2.7.1 shipped last week and was quickly superseded by v2.7.2. Now, Mark Allen et al are back with ClamXav 2.7.3, which ties up a number of loss ends and issues. So, if you’re the “set it and forget it” …

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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 862 views]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 920 views]

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Google Project Zero is all about identifying, reporting and then publicizing zero day exploits. Their most recent target is Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, though the vulnerabilities and exploits posted aren’t …

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[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 894 views]

Yesterday, we noticed that the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hadn’t been updated since July of last year. Obviously, that didn’t seem right, so we posted a question on the ClamXav support forums, asking for clarification.
And, happily, we got …