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Apple: What took so long?

Why did it take four days longer for Apple to patch the SSL/TLS bug on OS X than on iOS? Even in this difficult situation Apple could have handled things better.

February 26, 2014 by

Why Mac users are safer

The evidence is overwhelming: The opportunities to attack Mac users are plentiful, but nobody bothers. It's still too easy to get at Windows users. This has been obvious for some time and well-understood in the security community.

January 1, 2014 by

Flashback infections on the rise: Intego

Further analysis of Flashback has postulated that even after the release of patches and the media attention devoted to the malware, the number of infections could be increasing, rather than decreasing.

May 7, 2012 by

New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware

New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today. The Russian security firm that has been actively investigating infected Macs found older versions of OS X are more vulnerable, and many infected Macs have missed security updates.

April 27, 2012 by

Why malware authors don't need to try

We often assume that malware writers are the sort of evil geniuses who work tirelessly to exploit unheard-of or secretly hidden backdoors in order to make a quick dollar or use your computer's resources for their own means. But recently, it feels like they haven't even been trying that hard.

April 18, 2012 by

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