Mac malware is spreading at a frightening rate, claims report

appleAs we’ve said all along, it’s not a matter of “if” but rather “when” malware will infest the Macintosh / Apple world.  We’ve seen many nibbles and tests, especially through Apple Mail, and particularly through the iPhone. Glad to report nobody’s been really hurt that bad — other than the ransomeware victims — but things are about to get ugly, as Darren Allan points out in this article.

Just follow our rule: Watch yourself at all times, don’t let your guard down, and keep your security settings high!  Darren Allan goes on to say:

Macs are becoming an increasingly big target for malware authors, and a new report has pointed to a massive increase this year in the likes of viruses aimed at Apple’s machines (which were once regarded as relative safe havens in comparison to Windows PCs).

The findings from Malwarebytes show that as of July 2017, there has been a huge leap of 230% in Mac malware compared to the previous year.

Some categories of malicious software are increasing at an even faster rate than this, namely adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) according to the security firm, although it didn’t clarify any percentage rates in these cases.

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The problem with the new Apple Music app’s design — How big is too big?

Quite frankly, I’m not a huge fan of Apple Music.

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I don’t really search for music, and I really don’t want someone from California suggesting what kind of music I want. I do listen to an extraordinarily wide assortment, so sometimes, the suggestions from Apple are rediculous — they suggest some of the awfullest crap I’ve ever heard. Not only that, it doesn’t seem to work half the time, and it sometimes cannot find a tune, even when it is staring me in the face.  Strange.

The author didn’t give his/her name, just an Apple symbol and “betas” . . . writing:

At WWDC 2016, Apple introduced a new Apple Music app for iOS. This app was intended to be the home for the majority of users’ music libraries and Apple’s streaming service. It featured a radically different design from Apple’s past software, which drew both some criticism and praise. No matter which side of the debate you fall on, there are some issues that make it evident Apple isn’t paying the same attention they used to.

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Sorry, But Silicon Valley Isn’t Special Anymore

Conor Sen writes . . .

Tech has plenty of reasons to pretend it’s an industry of upstarts. That facade is crumbling.

Silicon Valley has a perception problem. Steve Jobs once said, speaking about the irreverent culture he helped create, that “it’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.” This ethos served…

Sorry, But Silicon Valley Isn’t Special Anymore

Note to self:  many posts now are duplicated on Medium, just like this one which would be miserable on Bloomberg, but very pleasant and readable on Medium.  BRAVO!

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Do NOT let your Paypal Account get stolen!

ALERT : Cyber Crime SCAM

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Once your PayPal account is compromised, it will be nearly impossible to get it back in time!  Cyber crooks are very skilled at stealing accounts, then stealing all you’ve got!

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FAKE NEWS can do more harm than you think … if you click it in this phishiing email, you may become a victim!

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People cannot resist a good juicy story these days … Clickbait and Fake News are trying to make you click — but don’t do it!  This one takes you to a page selling drugs online, and it’s a very convincing story!  If you click in the email though, they’ve got your account, and you’ll never get off their list.

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New Credit Report scams attacking your email, phishing for your financial details!

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There’s a new campaign of  Credit Report scams attacking your email, phishing for your financial details!

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Resist clicking or sharing FAKE NEWS … it may actually be cybercrime!

These days of FAKE NEWS can trap you

So you read these juicy headlines in your email and you cannot resist clicking!   When you arrive on the destination page you cannot believe your eyes!   Well, that’s because it’s all a FAKE NEWS effort to sell you weight loss drugs online.

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Cybercrime drug cartel targets high blood pressure to sell drugs

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Apple being targeted by cybercrime cartel: guard your ID

 Safe Netting Spam Email ALERT

DO NOT CLICK any mail that looks like this

This scam campaign hit email systems today attempting to gain your Apple account.  We do not know the location or source, the cyber criminals are being masked by cybercrime registrars and Cloudflare anonymous hosting.

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Safenetting Alert: Amazon Gift Card scam

BEWARE Amazon Gift Card Spoofs

BEWARE Amazon Gift Card Spoofs

This scam campaign hit email systems, emanating from an unknown source, being masked by cybercrime registrars and Cloudflare anonymous hosting.

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2016 Internet Crime Report

FBI Internet Crime Report

IC3 Releases Annual Report Highlighting Trends in Internet Crime

If you’re over 60, then 55,043 of your fellows were victims of cybercrime during 2016 — to the tune of $339,474,918 dollars. It’s not if you will be attacked. It’s when you will discover you were.

And every day, somebody questions why we continue to warn of attacks and post our alerts.

Giving someone access to your computer is like giving out a key to your front door. A computer can have your bank account information, family photos, and other private documents and data—information that fraudsters would like to steal. That’s why tech support fraud has become a significant trend in online crime, according to the 2016 Internet Crime Report from the…

FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

All you doubters and hecklers out there, don’t take our word for it — go read it yourself.
* pdf.ic3.gov/2016_IC3Report.pdf
* www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/

 

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Facebook Update : Pakistan, Snapchat, Political Propaganda, malicious actors, murder videos and more

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UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook What did they call them in the old days? “Snuff films”? Now, Facebook has opened the snuff film debackle to the general public. You no longer have to purchase super-8 film from dirty book shops or shady Asian guys in back alleys, you can just log into your Facebook account to watch people being murdered — shot, hung, strangled, what have you. No favorites are played, you can even see police shooting people, boaters shooting pirates, angry moms hanging their babies, and more. And you believe everything you read on Facebook, right? Follow along . . .

  • Facebook posts in Pakistan can be deadly — especially fake ones
  • Facebook is being used as propaganda tool by ‘malicious actors’
  • ‘Story’ of their lives: Can Facebook outmaneuver Snapchat
  • Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda
  • How to not get scammed on Facebook Marketplace
  • Google, Facebook get scammed
  • Facebook is a Drug Dealer

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FBI : The Scourge of Child Pornography

Digital Evidence Response Team

Working to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children

North Hills Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Producing Sexual Images of Minors. Melrose Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Child Pornography Offenses. Boylston Man Charged with Distributing Child Pornography. Navajo Man from Churchrock Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge. Vestal Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing and Receiving Child Pornography. Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to 12 Counts of Distributing Child Pornography.

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Cyber Security Update: Schumer, China, Trump, Meyer, Russia, Yahoo, Neutrality, Google, Ransomware and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report You thought you were safe, and we thought bad things were going to happen, and we were right. I just cannot believe so many people still have their heads in the sand and refuse to believe anything is wrong. Everyone’s pointing the finger at Trump, but guess what : you’d better point into a mirror!

  • Think Apple computers are still malware immune? This new attack proves otherwise
  • UK military chief warns Nato must step up defences against Russian cyber warfare
  • Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests
  • Former NSA director: It’s time to trash the federal cybersecurity hierarchy
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer won’t be receiving her bonus worth millions
  • Patcher ransomware encrypts your macOS machine, throws away the key
  • Google Is Going To Make Browsing The Web On Your Mac Lot Safer
  • House Dems push FCC to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures
  • America has a ‘cybersecurity crisis’: Symantec CEO
  • Cybersecurity, Human Error and Online Reputation
  • Game Theory Could Improve Cyberwarfare Strategy
  • It’s Time To End Net Neutrality
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How to clear you Google Search history

Use these steps to clear you Google Search History

 

 

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