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Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it affects you and the software you use

Starting June 15, you have to use a unique password for non-Apple contacts, calendar, and email apps, but Apple isn’t going far enough.

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Don't Panic: Breach at software developer shouldn’t affect its customers or its future

A leading independent Mac and iOS development company has chagrin, but says no customer or financial information leaked, nor was its website compromised.

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Podcast 559: Siri gets company

Voice-recognition competitors come to the iPhone, while Apple invests in advance glass production in the U.S.

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How to avoid the WannaCrypt virus if you run Windows on a Mac

If you're only an occasional user of Windows on a Mac, make sure you don't get hit by current worms.

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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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Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks

Google has stopped Wednesday’s clever email phishing scheme, but the attack may very well make a comeback.

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Here's how the sneaky Gmail phishing attack fooled victims with a fake Google Docs app

Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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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 fixes wireless-based remote code execution flaw in iOS

Apple fixed a serious vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on the Broadcom Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

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Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of Internet privacy rules

Privacy advocates haven't given up the fight after the U.S. Congress has voted to allow ISPs to sell customers' browsing histories and other personal information without their permission.

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Congress dismantles Internet privacy rules, allowing ISPs to sell your web history

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules that can prevent broadband providers from selling customers’ internet-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or to infect computers with malware.