The State of Mac Malware

“In 2018, the state of Mac malware has evolved, with more and more threats targeting these so-called impervious machines,” Thomas Reed writes for Malwarebytes Labs. “We have already seen four new Mac threats appear. The first of these, OSX.MaMi, was discovered on our forums by someone who had had his DNS settings changed and was unable to change them back. “The malware that was discovered on his system acted to change these settings and ensure that they remained changed,” Reed writes. “Additionally, it installed a new trusted root certificate in the keychain.” “These two actions are highly dangerous. By redirecting Click Here to Read more

Toddler locks mom out of her iPhone for 47 years

“A two-year-old boy in Shanghai disabled his mother’s iPhone for the equivalent of 47 years after playing with it and repeatedly entering the wrong passcode, according to a Chinese media report,” Kristin Huang reports for The South China Morning Post. “The incident happened in January after the phone was given to the child to watch educational videos online, the news website said,” Huang reports. “The mother returned home one day and when she checked the phone found it had been disabled for 25 million minutes by pressing keys repeatedly when the handset requested the passcode be inputted, according to Click Here to Read more

Apple’s Phil Schiller tries to ease fears about Face ID and 3rd party developers

“Apple’s had a big year. The highlight was the introduction of the iPhone X, the ten year anniversary phone that said goodbye to the iconic Home button and is Apple’s template for smartphones in the next decade,” Erwin van der Zande reports for “But does the entire industry agree, like it did with the original iPhone 10 years ago, or is it just Apple?” “I can ask this [of] Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing,” van der Zande reports. “Schiller points out a couple of features… The first one is Face ID, the new security technology Click Here to Read more

Equifax Hacked yet again – Distributes Fake Adobe Flash Plugin

“We were already positively dumbfounded when Equifax reported that a security breach resulted in the personal information of over 140 million Americans — including social security numbers – has been stolen via a website security vulnerability,” Brandon Hill reports for HotHardware. “What was even more unfathomable is that the attack went undetected for months, and that it took a few more months for Equifax to disclose the magnitude of the breach.” “Now we’re learning that Equifax has done it again. Just when we thought we couldn’t think any less of the company, Randy Abrams, an independent security analyst, discovered that Click Here to Read more