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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