From May 2-6, a Trojan was attached to downloads of the macOS version of HandBreak, a free, cross-platform video transcoding software that processes multimedia files and other digital sources such as DVD and BluRay into .MP4 and .MKV files, and other formats.
One of the defining characteristics of Apple computers is their seemingly impenetrable security system. Business and individual consumers alike who value security most in an operating system choose Apple products. Will this still be the case now that malware attacks on MacOS are increasing — 744% in 2016, according to reports? Read on to find out.
Since 2013 when the current Mac Pro model was released, nothing has been confirmed regarding the progeny of the high-end workstation, until now. When will the new Mac Pro be released? What can you expect under the hood? How much will it cost? We answer all that and more.
Staving off malicious cyber attackers is already a herculean task, so the last thing you need is to feel exposed from a totally new angle. That’s how many felt after Wikileaks’ accusations that the US government was spying on its citizens. However, the truth is a lot different from what the headlines would have you believe.
Apple is constantly looking for ways to improve user experience in their iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. And while some updates get lost in the crowd, the iOS 10.3 is an update you can’t miss. The update, which took over seven beta versions to develop, offers bug fixes and new features, including:
Find my AirPods
Since the new wireless headphones are so small and easy to misplace, Apple released the Find my AirPods feature.
Although most ransomware is designed to attack Windows systems, a new strain is targeting Mac computers. Discovered last month, Mac ransomware OSX/Filecoder.E was found by researchers to behave just like any cryptolocker variant. It would encrypt all data until victims paid the cybercriminals.
While plenty of malware target Windows and Android operating systems, Apple products also get some unwanted attention from cybercriminals. In February, Fancy Bear, the Russian hacking group accused of leaking information from the US Democratic National Committee, have created advanced malware for Macs and iOS backups.
Internet browsers are a unique type of software. No two browsers share the same list of features and functions, and almost all of them are free. That means you have a lot of options when choosing which is right for you, and that decision isn’t always clear cut.
We love Mac computers as much as anyone does, but even we have to admit the notion of superior cybersecurity can be a bit overblown. Malware still finds its way onto Apple devices, and the only remedy is preparedness. Take a minute to brush up on the first Apple malware of 2017 before it puts a damper on your new year.
Nobody wants to spend the day stressing about dangerous scenarios and “what-ifs,” but in some cases we really must insist. In a recent development, it was discovered that one of the iPad’s anti-theft measures can be easily bypassed with little to no special training.