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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We used to get about one or two tips on Mac malware a month. Now there are dozens. We try to weed out the real from the myth, but they’re all getting more and more documented. A credible threat is something people need to pay attention to!

  • Malware found on Guardian article that asks if cybercrime is out of control
  • Homeless in Vancouver: RLO spoofing is another Internet security reverse
  • All eyes on the jailbroken as iOS, Mac OS X threat level ratchets up
  • Malware Targeting Apple To Rise In 2016, Experts Warn
  • A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware
  • Apple Products Increasingly Targeted by Malware
  • Keep It Cool: Making the Mac Malware-Free

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Apple Products Increasingly Targeted by Malware

Since January 2014, there’s been a boom of malware targeting Apple’s operating systems, both its venerable Mac OS X and the newer iOS, Symantec informs in one of its annual threat landscape reports.
      The threats did not only grow in numbers, but they also diversified, ranging from simple adware to security vulnerabilities used by state-sponsored APT groups trying to covertly infiltrate business and government networks. . . . The number of infected Macs grew seven times when compared to 2014
Here's the Full Story Full story : Catalin Cimpanu – news.softpedia.com


All eyes on the jailbroken as iOS, Mac OS X threat level ratchets up

The number of iOS threats discovered this year has more than doubled, from three in 2014 to seven so far in 2015, according to Symantec, with jailbroken devices being the focus of the majority of threats. Of the 13 iOS threats documented by the technology security company in total, nine can only infect jailbroken devices.
      Mac OS X threats are also on the rise, at least historically, according to the security giant. The number of new Mac OS X threats emerging is increasing year-on-year, rising by 15 per cent in 2014, according to Symantec.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.theregister.co.uk


Homeless in Vancouver: RLO spoofing is another Internet security reverse

Nine years ago, at least, computer industry insiders knew how the invisible bi-directional control characters in the Unicode character set could be exploited to disguise phishing websites and malware.
      It’s nearly a decade later and surprisingly little has been done to mitigate the threat to ordinary computer users.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.straight.com


Keep It Cool: Making the Mac Malware-Free

The Apple Macintosh has always been perceived as a ‘cool’ machine. The design, the user-friendly features, the whole cachet contributes to that impression. But there’s at least one other factor: built-in security, which helps keep it so much cleaner than its Windows rivals, particularly with malware.
      To be clear, Mac OS X security is pretty decent, but it’s far from perfect. Mac users are famed for their familiarity with the machine, but I know from experience that’s not always the case. In fact, if you assume that a Mac can keep all malware away, you’re setting yourself up for potentially serious problems.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Thomas Reed – Mac security at Malwarebytes,


Malware Targeting Apple To Rise In 2016, Experts Warn

Apple is set to increasingly be a target by hackers and cybercriminals, according to a report by security company Symantec.
      The report suggests that 2016 will be a big year for Apple malware, with malware targeting iOS devices having doubled over the past year, while threats to OS X continue to rise. Additionally, with systems like Apple Pay in place, security experts warn that it could become the target of malware.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.bbc.com/news/


Malware found on Guardian article that asks if cybercrime is out of control

Security researchers have observed that a Guardian newspaper article exploring the various facets of cybercrime is redirecting visitors to a webpage hosting the Angler exploit kit. FireEye’s J. Gomez, Kenneth Hsu, Kenneth Johnson explain their findings in a post published on the firm’s blog. Fire Eyes writes :
      “FireEye Labs recently spotted a 2011 article on cybercrime from the news site theguardian[.]com that redirects users to the Angler Exploit Kit. Successful exploitation by Angler resulted in a malware infection for readers of the article.”
Here's the Full Story Full story : grahamcluley.com


A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware


      No single antimalware engine can keep up with all the malware out there. But how about 57 of ’em? In this video, you’ll learn how to download and run Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer to test all currently running executables on your Windows system against VirusTotal’s 57 antivirus engines, which together offer the best accuracy you can ever get (with a small percentage of false positives that are pretty easy to spot).
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.infoworld.com


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