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Want to break into iPad 2? Get a Smart Cover

 

iPad 2 owners need to reconsider just how secure their tablets are following the discovery of a flaw that allows attackers with Apple Smart Covers to unlock iPads, even if they are password protected. The issue was first disclosed in the forums of German Apple enthusiast site apfeltalk.de, and has since been replicated numerous times including in tests by BetaNews.

Want to break into iPad 2? Get a Smart Cover

R.I.P. Steve Jobs!

A true innovator passed away yesterday. Just look what the iPod, iPhone and iPad did. The pushed other companies to develop these types of products with similar simplicity! He has done so much over the years, it would be too much to list here. So please watch these videos if you like to learn more.

This video has famous people talking about what Steve Jobs has done:

This video shows a time-line of his success:

Fake iPhone 5 Emails Bear Malware – The Consumerist

 

On the cusp of a big Apple event today where a new iPhone is expected to be announced, fake emails are going around purporting to give details of "the new Apple iPhone5GS," featuring a see-through keyboard. Clicking on the links leads to a malware-laced website that targets PCs. Here’s the email and what to look out for.

Fake iPhone 5 Emails Bear Malware – The Consumerist

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

 

Well, hello Mac users! The 1 billion Windows users of the world welcome you to the wonderful world of malware. F-Secure has identified a new one, and like Mac Defender, this piece of nastiness borrows from malware already released for Windows.

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

10 Mac Security Tips | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

 

When it comes to security, few agencies spend more time preparing against cyber attacks than the National Security Agency. It turns out that when the agency isn’t prepping for cyberterrorism with programs like Perfect Citizen, it’s publishing some guides for securing your personal desktop.

10 Mac Security Tips | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update | WinBeta

 

By BogenDorpher
June 01, 2011 – 03:11pm

Last week, Apple planned on issuing a software update to address issues of a fake security software, called MacDefender, that attempts to convince users to pay $80 to remove malware that doesnt even exist on the user’s computer.

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update | WinBeta

Five things you need to know about Mac security | Security News – Betanews

 

By Joe Wilcox | Published May 26, 2011, 11:58 AM

The Mac Defender outbreak has stirred much debate about the state of Mac security and whether or not a malware deluge is headed for Apple computers. However, the nuances of the problem, if there really is one long term, are more complex than the majority of blog posts or news reports indicate. It’s wrong to wholly, or even largely, assume that increasing Mac install base is reason for Mac Defender and other malware to follow.

Five things you need to know about Mac security | Security News – Betanews

This Mac malware thing is really scary now | Security News – Betanews

 

By Joe Wilcox | Published May 25, 2011, 4:46 PM

It’s time for Windows PC users to start a support group for their Mac friends. You know their pain — clicking a link sent by email or instant message or simply visiting a website, and WHAM! You’ve got a virus, downloaded and installed with no administrator password required.

This Mac malware thing is really scary now | Security News – Betanews

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software | Betanews

 

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software

By Ed Oswald | Published May 2, 2011, 3:44 PM

Mac users are once again being warned about malware targeting the operating system, although its spread looks limited and requires interaction by the user in order to be installed. Called "MACDefender," the malware is currently being spread by malicious websites claiming the user’s computer is infected.

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software | Betanews

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta? | Naked Security

 

by Chester Wisniewski on February 26, 2011

It appears there is a new backdoor Trojan in town and it targets users of Mac OS X. As even the malware itself admits, it is not yet finished, but it could be indicative of more underground programmers taking note of Apple’s increasing market share.

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta? | Naked Security