Wired: U.S. District Judge Walter Rice ruled last week against Absolute Software, which provides software and services for tracking stolen computers. Absolute sought a summary judgment in its favor, insisting that one of its theft recovery agents acted properly when … Continued
∞ SecureMac updates MacScan, giving away a MacBook Air
SecureMac: SecureMac is celebrating the release of MacScan 2.9.1, the latest version of it’s award-winning anti-malware privacy and security software for Mac OS X. The Download, Tweet and Win! Campaign allows Mac users the opportunity to download MacScan and audit … Continued
∞ SecureMac releases MacScan 2.9 with support for Lion
SecureMac on Monday updated MacScan, the company’s anti-spyware privacy and security software, adding support for Apple’s recently released OS X Lion.
∞ iOS update fixes certificate validation
Apple on Monday released iOS 4.3.5. You can download the new update by connecting tethering your iPhone to your Mac, opening iTunes and clicking the Update button.
∞ iOS 4.3.4 fixes PDF security issue
Apple on Friday released iOS 4.3.4 – new software for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It’s available for download and installation through iTunes.
∞ Hacker group targets Apple servers, publishes usernames and passwords
Anonymous said on Sunday via its account on microblogging site Twitter that Apple could be a target for hackers and released the data as part of its Anti Security, or “AntiSec,” campaign. Anonymous said the data included 27 usernames and … Continued
∞ Sega has 1.3 million customer records hacked
First it was Sony, and now Sega has its online customer database hacked. I guess if there is a positive side to this breach it’s that no credit card information was stolen when the accounts were hacked. According to Sega, … Continued
∞ More malware on the Android store
No matter how much Google does to convince consumers it is good and open, continued reports of malware will hurt its reputation. Google already had to remove apps containing malware once and a report in May said malware on the … Continued
∞ Snow Leopard security update quarantines, removes malware
Apple on Tuesday released Security Update 2011-003, aimed at Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). The update is recommended for all users, and is available either through the Software Update system preference or through Apple’s Web site.
∞ Apple details how to remove MacDefender malware
Apple updated its Web site on Tuesday with details on how to remove the much talked about MacDefender malware.
“A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus,” Apple wrote on its support site. “The user is then offered Mac Defender ‘anti-virus’ software to solve the issue.”
∞ Android sees 400 percent increase in Malware
It’s a big news day for Google, but it’s not all good news for the search and mobile operating system company.
In a new global mobile threat report released on Tuesday, Juniper Networks said cyber criminals are turning to smartphones instead of PCs. Along with that shift is a widening gap between hacker capabilities and an organization’s defenses.
∞ Report: iPhone, iPad track your every move
Researchers have discovered a file on Apple’s iPhone and iPad that apparently keeps track of everywhere you go.
The file reportedly keeps the latitude, longitude and a timestamp of the iPhone’s location, according to the Guardian. Privacy advocates were quick to point out the dangers of such a file.
∞ MacScan 2.8 adds support for Firefox 4
SecureMac on Monday released an update for its anti-spyware application for Mac OS X, MacScan.
MacScan 2.8 adds support to scan Firefox 4 for Tracking Cookies and the ability to clean Firefox 4 web files like browsing and download history. A bug that caused some Firefox files to not be cleaned under certain conditions was also fixed.
∞ Amazon Appstore disables Android security
Android users that chose to use Amazon’s new Appstore may be less secure than what they think.
∞ Man accused of iPad data theft released on bail
A man accused of stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users from AT&T’s servers has been released on bail.
∞ GadgetTrak for iOS tracks your iPhone, iPad's location
ActiveTrak, the company behind GadgetTrak, released an update to its iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
∞ Snow Leopard Server 10.6.5 gets Dovecot fix
After briefly removing the software update from its Web site Apple has re-posted Mac OS X Server 10.6.5.
∞ New variant of Mac OS X Trojan discovered
In late October, SecureMac discovered a new trojan that affected users of Mac OS X. On Thursday, the company posted a warning that a new variant of the trojan has been discovered.
∞ Apple releases Security Update 2010-006
Apple on Monday released a security update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The issue it fixes only appears in Mac OS X 10.6.4 server and client versions.
∞ Flurry analytics responds to Steve Jobs' criticism over data collection
During his time at the D8 Conference on Tuesday, Steve Jobs went off a little on Flurry, an analytics company that collects data from mobile devices. The company gets developers to put the code in their apps and it sends … Continued
∞ Intego releases list of Mac apps that download spyware to your computer
Following news earlier on Tuesday from Intego that it found some apps and screensavers that download spyware in the background when being installed, the company released a preliminary list of apps. According to Intego, the screensavers are all made by … Continued
∞ Intego warns of malware in a number of free Mac apps
Security company Intego on Tuesday issued a warning of a new spyware application that is installed by “a number of freely distributed Mac applications and screen savers found on a variety of websites.”
∞ School officials remotely activate MacBook Web cam, take picture of kid
The Lower Merion School District is in hot water today over its use of a MacBook Web cam.
∞ "One Finger Discount" encourages people to support developers
MacHeist began its newest software bundle deal this week with a twist — free software. In response to the deal, some developers have banded together to encourage people to pay for software and support developers.
∞ Apple responds to iPhone anti-phishing confusion
iPhone OS 3.1 was released earlier this week during Apple’s music event in San Francisco and includes a new feature that seems to have been misunderstood in early tests.
∞ Apple confirms Mac OS X Snow Leopard malware protection
Speculation and stories about Snow Leopard’s supposed malware protection have been around for days, but now Apple has confirmed its existence.
∞ QuickTime, GarageBand updates improve stability
In addition to updating iTunes, Apple on Monday also released updates for its QuickTime media software and GarageBand, the company’s consumer music creation application. According to Apple, QuickTime 7.6.2 “includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security.” In … Continued