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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Windows 10 Creators Update

Apple updated its macOS Sierra OS to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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Apple releases iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and macOS 10.12.5

Start the week by updating your Apple devices.

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Trojan malware infests official HandBrake for Mac downloads

Hackers compromised a download server for HandBrake, a popular open-source program for converting video files, and used it to distribute a macOS version of the application that contained malware.

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New macOS malware OSX/Dok requires a lot of manual steps

OSX/Dok is now blocked, but it didn’t rely on any system exploits to install.

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Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic

A new malware program that targets macOS users is capable of spying on encrypted browser traffic and stealing sensitive information.

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Little Flocker reincarnates as Xfence, a free beta from F-Secure

A ransomware-protection tool will continue in development as Xfence.

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F-Secure buys Little Flocker to combat macOS ransomware

Endpoint security vendor F-Secure has acquired a behavior-based security application for macOS called Little Flocker that was developed by an independent researcher.

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Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model you want isn't coming this year

Apple throws a bone to its most demanding customers with a Mac Pro speed bump, promising a major overhaul next year.

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Podcast 552: Working on my Night Shift

iOS 10.3 is out, rentals work across the whole Apple ecosystem, and macOS adds Night Shift. Put on your sunglasses at night and tune in.

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: What’s new in the update

Hopefully you’ll sleep better at night, thanks to the new Night Shift feature.

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

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Chrome for MacOS will block rogue ad injections and settings changes

Google has expanded its Safe Browsing service, allowing Google Chrome on macOS to better protect users from programs that locally inject ads into web pages or that change the browser's home page and search settings.

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Update of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta with Night Shift now available to developers

Apple is stepping up its beta schedule, so it could mean that an official release is coming soon.

Cloudflare data leakage doesn’t reveal 1Password secrets

A problem at a major content-distribution network that revealed private information including data from AgileBits’ Web-based shared-password system.