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New macOS ransomware written in Apple’s Swift spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay,” Lucian Constantin reports for IDG News Service.

“Crypto ransomware …


‘Trump Victory’ malware targets Mac users

“Here’s how the malware works. According to Objective-See, the blog where Synack security researcher Patrick Wardle analyzes macOS malware,” Marshall Honorof reports for Tom’s Guide. “Mac users get an email. It includes a Word document called ‘U.S. Allies and Rivals …


Why you should cover up your Mac’s iSight camera

“As it happens a few high-profile folks have been spotted covering their webcams, including F.B.I. Director James Comey, who said in an interview, ‘I put a piece of tape over the camera. Because I saw somebody smarter than I am …


One in four Wi-Fi hotspots is a security nightmare

“A quarter of the world’s Wi-Fi networks are so insecure that the only thing stopping hackers from abusing them is their own lack of will,” Sead Fadilpašić writes for BetaNews. “This is according to a new, extensive research by security …


What Mac users need to know about ‘Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor’

“Internet security software company Bitdefender’s research lab has disclosed new malware targeting Macs called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor is new macOS malware arising from a malicious third-party app called EasyDoc Converter, which poses as a drag-and-drop …


Apple’s big security upgrades will save you from yourself

“During this week’s WWDC keynote, executives touted improvements to popular services like Siri, iMessage, and Apple Music. They demonstrated exciting new uses for nascent features like 3D Touch. Amid all the fuss, though, they neglected to talk much about the …


11 privacy and security tips for OS X Mac users

“Mac users who want to stay safe online, or ensure their data is as well protected as it can be in the event a Mac is lost or stolen should review these tips,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

11 privacy …


3 key things to know about Apple’s OS X Yosemite and Mac Security

“Like its National Park namesake, Apple’s newest operating system can be imposing, perhaps even a little daunting to newcomers,” Chuck La Tournous reports for Macworld.

“And although you won’t find any bears in the digital version of Yosemite, that doesn’t …