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Tech Support Scams and the FTC

Commentary from me for the AVIEN blog, and added to the tech support scam resource page there, regarding an interesting article from The Register –  166 more words

Support Scams

OS X Malware: an Attack of Nostalgia

Once upon a time (back when I wrote an FAQ document on ‘Viruses and the Macintosh’ (which is still around in cobwebby bits of the internet, but hopelessly outdated), it was actually feasible to list all the Macintosh malware known at that time. 299 more words

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Sweeping out the App Store

While I’m not always Apple’s biggest fan, a story by Nick Farrell for TechEye – Apple finds more malware in its App store – strikes me as a little overstated: apps installing root certificates can clearly cause privacy problems, but writing off whatever apps are being looked at as malware by definition is a bit over the top, however irritating you may find Apple’s ‘more secure than thou’ mindset. 53 more words

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XcodeGhost - more spookiness

From Palo Alto:

Update: XcodeGhost Attacker Can Phish Passwords and Open URLs through Infected Apps

While John Leyden hypothesizes for The Register on why so many developers cut corners by using ‘dodgy code’: 65 more words


XcodeGhost-ly apps up to 4,000, says FireEye

It sounds as if even Qihoo360’s estimate of at least 350 apps compromised by XcodeGhost was quite conservative. FireEye claims to have identified more than 4,000 infected programs on the App Store. 71 more words