Archive for the ‘Apple Mac OS’ Category

Website of Popular Mac Software Hacked to Spread Malware

May 8th, 2017

If you have recently downloaded the popular open source video transcoder app HandBrake on your Mac, there are chances that your computer is infected with a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT).

The HandBrake team issued a security alert on Saturday, warning Mac users that one of its mirror servers to download the software has been compromised by hackers.

In case you aren’t aware, HandBrake

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Critical Flaw in ESET Antivirus Exposes Mac Users to Remote Hacking

February 28th, 2017

What could be more exciting for hackers than exploiting a vulnerability in a widely used software without having to struggle too much?

One such easy-to-exploit, but critical vulnerability has been discovered in ESET’s antivirus software that could allow any unauthenticated attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code with root privileges on a Mac system.

The critical security flaw, tracked

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Watch Out! First-Ever Word Macro Malware for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

February 10th, 2017

After targeting Windows-based computers over the past few years, hackers are now shifting their interest to Macs as well.

The emergence of the first macro-based Word document attack against Apple’s macOS platform is the latest example to prove this.

The concept of Macros dates back to 1990s. You might be familiar with the message that reads: “Warning: This document contains macros.”

Macro is a

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Apple starts downloading MacOS Sierra automatically to your MacBook — Here’s How to Stop It

October 5th, 2016

Are you experiencing slow Internet speed on your MacBook today? — It’s not just you!

Here’s Why:

Following in Microsoft’s footsteps, Apple has started “pre-downloading” the latest version of its desktop operating system, macOS 10.12 Sierra, in the background, if you are still running OS X El Capitan.
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If you have automatic downloads enabled on your Mac, a large file of around

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Update your Mac OS X — Apple has released Important Security Updates

September 2nd, 2016

If you own a Mac laptop or desktop, you need to update your system right now.

It turns out that the critical zero-day security vulnerabilities disclosed last week, which targeted iPhone and iPad users, affect Mac users as well.

Late last week, Apple rolled out iOS 9.3.5 update to patch a total of three zero-day vulnerabilities that hackers could have used to remotely gain control of an

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Here’s the Exploit to Bypass Apple Security Feature that Fits in a Tweet

March 31st, 2016

Did you install the latest update OS X 10.11.4?

If yes, then you might be wondering with a fact that the Apple had delivered an ineffective patch update this time.

Yes! This news would definitely disappoint many Apple users, as the latest update of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 still contain a privilege escalation vulnerability that could affect 130 Million Apple customers.

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Hey, Apple User! Check If You are also Affected by the Sparkle Vulnerability

February 12th, 2016

A pair of new security vulnerabilities has been discovered in the framework used by a wide variety of Mac apps leaves them open to Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks.

The framework in question is Sparkle that a large number of third-party OS X apps, including Camtasia, uTorrent, Duet Display and Sketch, use to facilitate automatic updates in the background.

Sparkle is an open source

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VirusTotal now Scans Mac OS X Apps for Malware

November 19th, 2015

Do Mac Computers Get Viruses?

Yes, Of Course, they do! 

According to stats, malware for MAC OS X has appeared five times more in 2015 alone than the previous five years combined.

As malware for Macs is becoming more common, Google has decided to add support for Mac  OS X malware detection to its VirusTotal web-based service.

VirusTotal — launched in 2004 and acquired by Google in

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Deadly Simple Exploit Bypasses Apple Gatekeeper Security to Install Malicious Apps

October 1st, 2015

Apple Mac Computers are considered to be invulnerable to malware, but the new Exploit discovered by security researchers proves it indeed quite false.

Patrick Wardle, director of research at security firm Synack, has found a deadly simple way that completely bypass one of the core security features in Mac OS X i.e. Gatekeeper.

Introduced in July of 2012, Gatekeeper is Apple’s

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Apple Mac OS X Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Hack your Computer

July 23rd, 2015

A security researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in the latest version of Apple’s OS X Yosemite that could allow anyone to obtain unrestricted root user privileges with the help of code that fits in a tweet.

The privilege-escalation vulnerability initially reported on Tuesday by German researcher Stefan Esser, could be exploited by to circumvent security protections and gain

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