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Latest Mac malware on the rise, hides in networked printer directory

 February 20, 2013

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A new variant of Mac malware has been discovered and it is beginning to spread to Apple Macs through the networked printer file directory. The malware is a kind of ‘Backdoor Trojan’ and some sources have named this Trojan ‘Pintsized’. Apple Mac OS X is afflicted by this malware but...

Quick Heal proudly launches Total Security for Mac for Apple users

 February 12, 2013

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Quick Heal is proud to announce its latest security solution – Quick Heal Total Security for Mac. Designed for the world’s most advanced operating system, Apple Mac OS X, Quick Heal Total Security for Mac is an intelligent security solution that provides advanced protection features without slowing down the performance...

The first computer virus was designed for an Apple computer, by a 15 year old

 February 6, 2013

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Contrary to popular belief, the first widespread computer virus that actively spread ‘in-the-wild’ was designed to target Apple computers. This might surprise some staunch Apple users who still feel that their Macs are completely invincible and cannot be infected with any kind of malware whatsoever. In this post we will...

A history of Mac malware: The Apple of a virus developer’s eye

 January 31, 2013

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Apple Macs are falsely believed to be invincible and completely safe against malware threats and security breaches. But as we recently discussed, this perpetual myth has gradually been broken over the years. Apple has subtly acknowledged this fact over the last year or so and has made major upheavals in...

Your Apple Mac does not need computer security: Myth or not?

 January 23, 2013

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There is a widespread misconception in the mainstream computing market that Apple Macs are more secure than Windows machines. In fact, some staunch Apple lovers even feel that since virus threats for Macs do not exist, no system protection software is essential. But how accurate is this belief? Our expertise...

Microsoft Patches Mac Office Flaw in Lion

 July 31, 2011

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Microsoft has released an updated version of Communicator for the Mac that works with Apple’s new Lion operating system. Communicator for Mac 2011, version 13.1.2, was released Thursday to Microsoft’s download site and will be pushed to users via the company’s update service shortly. The new version of Communicator resolves...

Apple Releases OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update

 July 25, 2011

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‘Lion’ may be the new leader of the Mac OS X pride, but Apple has not forgotten about Snow Leopard users. On Monday, the company released Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update and Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server Supplemental Update which offer fixes and patches for minor Snow Leopard and...

OS X Lion: What’s new in Security

 July 22, 2011

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Once you are done with the online installation experience and seen the upside-down mouse gestures and all the other bling that comes as part of OS X Lion, it is time to look at what has changed from the security point of view. Lion provides some significant security improvements. An...