Tag Archive: Threat


Top Mac Malware & Threats: Watch a MacAdmins Presentation on MacOS Threat Landscape [Video]

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Mr Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes … Read More

Apple Watch is ‘phenomenal’ but not a threat, says TAG Heuer CEO

Swiss watchmakers have been tripping over themselves to dismiss the Apple Watch as a threat, but TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver has come out with what I think is one of the fairer assessments of Apple’s debut wearable device to date. His take? That the Apple Watch is hella bad news if you’re a low-priced […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple’s biggest security threat is you

iCloud passwords and security passwords can be guessed using social networking and various phishing techniques, and complex passwords and two-step verification is not as intuitive as they should be. In a delightfully complete article over at TidBITS, author Rich Mogul…

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China says that the iPhone is a national security threat

The iPhone brings untold billions of dollars of industry into China thanks to the manufacturing jobs it creates, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese Government — through their state-controlled media mouthpieces — from calling the device a “national security concern.”…

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Apple Teams With New Ad Agencies To Counter Samsung Threat

When you’ve got $ 158.8 billion in the bank, there’s not a huge amount you need to be envious of. But while Apple is beating rival Samsung on both the quality of its products and adverts, it is perhaps losing out…

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New Java Update for Mac OS X Resolves Potential Security Threat

Java Update for OS X

Apple has released an update to Java aimed at addressing the recently discovered security issue that could impact some Mac users. The update, dubbed “Java for OS X 2012-005″, is available for users of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. All Mac users eligible for the update are recommended to install it.

You can download the Java update through Software Update, the Mac App Store, or directly  [Read More…]

Analyst Claims Google’s Nexus 7 is “No Threat” for Apple’s iPad

According to financial analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets, Apple�s iPad has little to worry about when it comes to losing its top spot on the tablet market due to Google�s newly-announced Nexus 7. White believes that the Nexus 7 is �just another Android-based tablet.�

Google�recently unveiled�its $199 Nexus 7 tablet, a result of its partnership with Asus, at its Google I/O developer conference. The device, which features a quad-core CPU by Nvidia and a  [Read More…]

Report: Google, Not Apple Poses Biggest Threat to Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Despite anticipated holiday sales numbers indicative of the iPad losing some traction to the upstart Amazon Kindle Fire, a new report indicates that the tablet landscape could look much different from its present form by the middle part of this year. And that could change who Amazon perceives to be its chief competitor.

According to the latest buzz engendered by�Digitimes, Google’s widely expected mid-2012 tablet offering will take square aim at the Kindle Fire’s market segment  [Read More…]

Apple Updates Anti-Malware Tools for Mac, But Another Trojan Threat Surfaces

Following a new trojan threat for Mac OS X that was uncovered last week, Apple has updated its anti-malware tools for the Mac that will ensure we continue to sleep soundly at night, safe in the knowledge our beloved Macs aren�t at risk.The new trojan, named �Trojan-Dropper:OSX/Revir.a,� disguises itself as an innocent PDF file, filled with nothing but �offensive political statements� written in Chinese. When you open it up, however, the file  [Read More…]

Intel: Apple Switching MacBooks To ARM Is A Very Real And Scary Threat For Us

It�s been a long-standing rumor that Apple will switch to its own,�proprietary��A� series of ARM-based chips in its MacBook and desktop machines. Currently, Apple relies heavily on Intel to provide processors for its computers � the MacBook specifically.

In terms of the MacBook, a recent interview with the director of Intel�s Ultrabook group shows that Intel sees Apple switching to ARM processors as a very real threat. There could very well be  [Read More…]