Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.
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Popular Mac photo editing app Pixelmator received some update love today. Version 3.3 of the Photoshop alternative gets a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite support, Handoff and iCloud Drive support, and more.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have published a research paper detailing how a new malware strain is infecting both Mac computers and iOS devices. “WireLurker” targets users in China.
iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite have both been released, and that means now is the time for developers to learn Swift, Apple’s great new development language!
Leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be a new version of Outlook that is to be part of Office for Mac 16 have appeared on Chinese site cnBeta, and ZDNet reports that its sources say Microsoft will be announcing the timing for its next edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”
Skype has launched Skype 7.0 for Mac, a redesigned version of its OS X video and audio chat client. The revamped look of the new app is intended to better match the design aesthetic of Apple’s upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system.
Apple has now updated its “Xprotect” anti-malware system to identify two different variants of the iWorm malware and prevent them from being installed on a Mac.
Mac users should take note of a new malware flavor, dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, or iWorm, that could let hackers steal data or use infected computers in denial of service attacks on other servers.
Twitter for Mac has received a much-needed update, adding support for posting and viewing multiple photos in a tweet, along with the ability to attach photos to a direct message.
Belkin on Tuesday announced their Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with cable. The docking solution includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, allowing you to connect up to 8 devices with support for daisy-chaining up to an additional four Thunderbolt devices.
Apple on Monday released OS X bash update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks. The update fixes a vulnerability in the bash UNIX shell. The “Shellshock” security flaw was uncovered last week by security researchers. The exploit in the bash command shell in Linux and OS X could be used to deploy malicious code.
Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.
Red Hat security researchers have discovered a new security exploit in the common “Bash” command shell found in Linux and OS X. The flaw can be used to deploy malicious code with very little effort on the bad guy’s part.
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Just ahead of the launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the launch of iCloud Drive, Apple has put in place new iCloud storage plans and pricing. Customers can continue to get 5GB of storage free, or can store up to 1TB for $19.99 per month.