Information about Mac/Apple related security issues

Jailbreaking Apple’s Mobile iProducts Get Easier

August 10, 2010 Ronald McClellan 0

As the popularity of the small Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iTouch) take off, they are drawing the attentions of hackers. Some hackers just want to access the OS so they remove roadblocks for application customization and to add unauthorized tools and programs, while others might want to do damage or steal your information.

Android Gets Hacked Again, Millions Affected Unknowingly, Advantage: Apple

August 1, 2010 admin 0

A very interesting article from my friends at MacApper, they cover everything about Apple and Mac over. As the title stated, Google’s Android OS gets hacked again and it provides an advantage to Apple and its iPhone. Not sure if I feel the same way about that, but what is does say to me is that Apple’s AppStore vetting process does provide more security to the users than the more wide open style of Android. Enjoy Keri Facey’s full article here from MacApper. […]

iPhone Jailbreaking: Security Concern or Not?

July 27, 2010 admin 0

For those who are not familiar with the term jailbreak, it is freeing a device from the constraints imposed by the vendor. It normally requires the installation of software on a computer that will allow it to be installed on the device thus breaking it wide open for access and full modification as well as access to third party non-approved software. […]

VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X: How to shutdown Windows when it is hung

July 26, 2010 admin 0

I have been running VMWare Fusion with Windows XP as my guest OS for some time on my MacBook Pro. The other day, Windows XP while shutting, just hung as it seems to do from time to time on regular PC-based installed. I spent 2-days, waiting for it to complete. I even used the:

VMware Fusion menu bar > Virtual Machine > select Power Off

But it seem by using:

VMware Fusion menu bar > Virtual Machine > press the option key and select Power Off

It is the equivalent of pulling the plug out of the wall and it worked. Hope this will help someone out as it did me.

Kellep […]

Apple iPhone 4 Signal Issues

July 17, 2010 admin 0

The reports were about the iPhone 4 suffering from a severe drop in signal reception. Even Consumer Report, which publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory with approximately 7.3 million subscribers stated, “we can not recommend the iPhone 4 due to the antenna/signal issues that are obviously and apparent.” […]

iPad Security

June 22, 2010 admin 0

Apple’s new iPad is set to be released on April 3rd and a Washington D.C.-based information security media company has looked beyond the hype into the possible security matters consumers should be concerned about. […]

Microsoft Office 2008 12.2.5 Update for Mac OS X

June 14, 2010 admin 0

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-038. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X.  To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following […]

Mac OS X: A Threat is growing…

June 13, 2010 admin 0

Security researchers are discovering serious vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X system. Even though we have not seen specific malware to exploit these vulnerabilities, they do exist in the labs and technical papers as proof of concepts. […]

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