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2010

Two New Trojans Want To Take Over Your Mac

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This just in: two security companies who make their money selling anti-malware software and/or consultancy services for the Mac platform say that two new Trojans are in the OS X wild. Luckily, though, you’re only really at risk if you’re not thinking too hard about what you’re doing on your machine.

New potential malware could open a back door to your Mac

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Computer anti-malware firm Intego has identified a new variant of malware for Mac OS X, dubbed HellRTS.D.

2009

How to Scan a Windows Network for Conficker Virus from Mac OS X

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The Conficker Virus is Windows only but it’s garnering a lot of attention, so if you’re on a Windows LAN at home, work, or school, you may want to check if the Windows machines

Security Tips and Tricks for Mac Users

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Contrary to popular belief, Mac are not immune to attacking, hacking and malware.

Security Tips and Tricks for Mac Users

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Contrary to popular belief, Mac are not immune to attacking, hacking and malware. There has been an increase in Mac malware, though it’s still negligible compared with Windows malware - but security isn’t all about malware.

2006

Apple offers QuickTime, Front Row, Security updates

Apple said the 49.1MB QuickTime 7.1 update is an important release that delivers numerous bug fixes, support for iLife ’06, and H.264 performance improvements. This update is highly recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

Top 8 OS X Safety Tips

There was a little speculation recently that McAfee had unnecessarily worried people into buying its products with the news that, from 2003 to 2005, the amount of vulnerabilities discovered on the OS X platform had increased by 228%, whereas Windows vulnerabilities discovered in the same time period had increased by only 73%. To the blind-sighted or Mac newcomers out there, this is a worrying fact, but rest assured the truth is being bent—quite a bit.

Experts Trash Mac Security Warnings

NewsFactor has a story today that puts to the test the claims of a recent white paper (PDF link) from McAfee that warned Mac OS X could be the next Windows.

Mac Vulnerability Tops List of Security Flaws

The institute said in a statement that in light of recent attacks on Apple's Safari browser, SANS experts agree that Apple's operating system, OS X , still remains safer than Windows, but its reputation for offering a bullet-proof alternative to the Microsoft OS is in tatters.

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