• News tagged "mac"

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016

Sparkle updater in many Mac apps leaves apps vulnerable to hijacks

Sparkle updater in many Mac apps leaves apps vulnerable to hijacks

A large number of Mac apps have been found to be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle type attacks, no thanks to a vulnerability in the third-party software framework the apps use to receive updates.

Thursday, 17 Dec 2015

Apple has a secret lab in Taiwan to develop new display technologies

Apple has a secret lab in Taiwan to develop new display technologies

Bloomberg reports that Apple opened a secret laboratory in northern Taiwan to develop new display technologies for use in the iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Thursday, 5 Nov 2015

Cyber-security report: More attacks on Macs this year than the previous 5 years combined

Cyber-security report: More attacks on Macs this year than the previous 5 years combined

While Mac users have largely faced less attacks than PC users, the Bit9+ Carbon Black Threat Research team’s recent study has revealed a surge in malware attacks on Macs in 2015, pointing to perhaps a change in the trend.

Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015

Is Apple making a switchless Force Touch keyboard?

Is Apple making a switchless Force Touch keyboard?

Based on a patent published in the U.S. yesterday, it looks like Apple might be looking to slim down its Macbook and Mac keyboards by removing the physical keyboard switches and replacing them with Force Touch technology.

Thursday, 8 Oct 2015

Parallels Desktop 11 now works on OS X El Capitan

Parallels Desktop 11 now works on OS X El Capitan

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, released in August, brought Windows 10 integration and Cortana to the Mac. Now, with the latest build (11.0.2), Parallels 11 brings full support for OS X El Capitan, Apple’s latest version of its desktop OS.

Thursday, 1 Oct 2015

Warning: OS X El Capitan is still vulnerable to Gatekeeper and Keychain weaknesses

Warning: OS X El Capitan is still vulnerable to Gatekeeper and Keychain weaknesses

Security researchers have said that Apple's latest OS, OS X El Capitan, continues to be exposed to Gatekeeper's and Keychain's vulnerabilities.

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

Hackers can exploit bug in AirDrop to gain control of your iPhone and Mac

Hackers can exploit bug in AirDrop to gain control of your iPhone and Mac

Azimuth Security researcher Mark Dowd discovered a bug in AirDrop, Apple's file sharing service in iOS and OS X, which allows a hacker to take control of your iPhone and Mac. Read on to find out more about the bug and how you can prevent it.

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015

The new Parallels Desktop 11 brings Windows 10 integration and Cortana to the Mac

The new Parallels Desktop 11 brings Windows 10 integration and Cortana to the Mac

Parallels has just dropped Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, which comes with Windows 10 integration and is ready for OS X El Capitan (when that goes live from Apple). It also lets you run Windows 10's Cortana, Microsoft's version of Siri, on OS X.

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Security researchers have demonstrated how Macs are vulnerable to firmware worms (just like PCs) by developing the first firmware worm that attacks Macs remotely

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015

Apple posts record quarter with sales of Apple Watch exceeding US$1 billion

Apple posts record quarter with sales of Apple Watch exceeding US$1 billion

Apple has had a blockbuster third quarter with revenue just shy of US$50 billion and profits in excess of US$10 billion, thanks to strong iPhone performance. The Apple Watch also contributed with sales in excess of US$1 billion.

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