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Dropbox moves to change install on Mac

Dropbox moves to change install on Mac

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Mac users are claiming a Dropbox function that loads the desktop client of its cloud storage service on the accessibility menu of their system works like malware.

Apple denies storing information on Chinese customers

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Apple responded to a Chinese television broadcasters allegations that the company is storing users information through its location tracking services.

Bank on it: Attacks on financial institutions

Bank on it: Attacks on financial institutions

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Risk is with us, whether physical or online, says Doug Johnson, American Bankers Association. James Hale reports.

Flaws patched in Apple's Safari browser and iOS 6

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Apple has fixed two critical vulnerabilities in Safari 6, as well as flaws in iOS 6.

Why smaller companies are cyber crime's sweet spot

Why smaller companies are cyber crime's sweet spot

Cyber criminals are always looking for ways to fill their pockets, but SMBs seem to be a prime target.

App maker says leaked Apple IDs came from its database

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A researcher contacted BlueToad, a Florida app developer, after spotting clues that stolen Apple UDIDs came from the company. The revelation may clear the FBI of any fault.

Phishing emails targeting BlackBerry, iPhone users

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Fraudsters are capitalizing on the trusted names of two major smartphone providers to spread malware.

iPhone SMS spoofing tool released

Admitting to the vulnerability, Apple is suggesting that users employ iMessage as a workaround.

iPhone SMS spoofing tool released

Admitting to the vulnerability, Apple is suggesting that users employ iMessage as a workaround.

Apple iOS Black Hat talk had bark, but no bite

Apple iOS Black Hat talk had bark, but no bite

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The computing giant's first-ever foray into speaking at Black Hat about its security didn't reveal much more than what already was known.

Google, Apple app stores hit with spamming trojan

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The "Find and Call" app, which uploads a user's contact list to a remote server so its developers can spam friends and colleagues of the victim, is the first malware to enter the Apple App Store.

News briefs: Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news

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Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news

Mac espionage trojan targets Uighur activists

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The Uighur Muslim minority group is being targeted in a new APT campaign that targets Mac users and is difficult to detect.

Mac espionage trojan targets Uighur activists

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The Uighur Muslim minority group is being targeted in a new APT campaign that targets Mac users and is difficult to detect.

Apple changes app permissions in iOS 6

Users of Apple's new mobile operating system, set for final release in the fall, will now be able to grant or deny apps from accessing personal data.

Apple changes app permissions in iOS 6

Users of Apple's new mobile operating system, set for final release in the fall, will now be able to grant or deny apps from accessing personal data.

iTunes vulnerability may enable remote code execution

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A flaw in Apple's popular music player allows for miscreants to execute remote code.

Java updates from Oracle and Apple come on same day

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Traditionally, Apple has taken some time to release updates for its own version of third-party software. But that may be changing if Tuesday's concurrent patches for Java are any guide.

Java updates from Oracle and Apple come on same day

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Traditionally, Apple has taken some time to release updates for its own version of third-party software. But that may be changing if Tuesday's concurrent patches for Java are any guide.

BYOD savings may be lost by security and admin costs

BYOD savings may be lost by security and admin costs

Before flocking to a mobile policy in which employees are permitted to connect their smartphones and tablets to the corporate network, consider that the return on investment may not be all it is cracked up to be -- security being a big reason why.

Apple releases Safari, OS X fixes

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Apple and Adobe this week released patches for vulnerabilities that could enable attackers to execute malicious code.

Major software flaws in iPhones, iPads fixed in update

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A difficult-to-find vulnerability, disclosed in March at Google's inaugural hacker competition, was among the iOS fixes.

Major software flaws in iPhones, iPads fixed in update

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A difficult-to-find vulnerability, disclosed in March at Google's inaugural hacker competition, was among the iOS fixes.

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon and more

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon, CrowdStrike, FTC and more

When signature-less security requires signatures

When signature-less security requires signatures

The recent outbreak of the Flashback trojan on Mac computers is a case study in how unprepared security professionals are for dealing with malware that's not specific to Windows.

Drastic drop of Flashback-ridden Macs appears premature

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At least two security firms that estimated a significant drop in Mac systems infected with the data-stealing Flashback trojan admit they made erroneous calls.

WordPress sites served as launching pad for Flashback

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Researchers have discovered a correlation between infected WordPress sites and the propagation of the prolific Mac Flashback trojan.

WordPress sites served as launching pad for Flashback

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Researchers have discovered a correlation between infected WordPress sites and the propagation of the prolific Mac Flashback trojan.

WordPress sites served as launching pad for Flashback

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Researchers have discovered a correlation between infected WordPress sites and the propagation of the prolific Mac Flashback trojan.

Roughly 140K Flashback-infected computers remain

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Symantec analysis of the botnet shows that many computers remain compromised with the trojan, though hundreds of thousands have been cleaned, and the infrastructure contains a Twitter communication apparatus.

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