Latest Apple Update Fixes Web Security Flaw On Most Devices

Recently, two different security researchers (Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, and Alison Huffman from Microsoft’s Browser Vulnerability Research Group) discovered a pair of serious security vulnerability impacting Apple devices. The bugs, tracked as CVE-2021-1844 and CVE-2021-21166 respectively, are browser-based memory issues that could have allowed remote code execution if the victim navigated or was directed to a website …

New Microsoft Office Coming To Windows And Mac In 2021

Microsoft recently announced a significant addition to their ubiquitous office suite. Two new versions are on deck for 2021: A consumer Office 2021 version and Office LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel) for Enterprise customers, with both of these being made available to both Windows and macOS users. That matters because although there has been a vast surge of companies moving to …

Some MacBook Pros May Have Battery Charging Issue

Do you own a MacBook Pro, purchased between 2016 and 2017? Has the battery been acting up and refusing to hold a charge beyond 1 percent? If you’ve ruled out issues with the charger, you should know that Apple recently published a new support document outlining this very issue. While it only affects a tiny percentage of MacBook Pro users, …

Some MacBook Pros May Have Battery Charging Issue

Do you own a MacBook Pro, purchased between 2016 and 2017? Has the battery been acting up and refusing to hold a charge beyond 1 percent? If you’ve ruled out issues with the charger, you should know that Apple recently published a new support document outlining this very issue. While it only affects a tiny percentage of MacBook Pro users, …

New Security Vulnerability Affects Current Mac OS Users

Not long ago, a critical flaw in Linux SUDO was discovered and is being tracked as CVE-2021-3156. Given the nickname “Baron Samedit,” it’s a flaw in a Unix program that allows system admins to provide root level privileges to any users listed in the “sudoers” file. More disturbing, however, is the fact that just over a week from the time …

Update iOS For Security Fixes, New Features, And Bug Fixes

If you own an Apple phone or tablet, you’re definitely going to want to make upgrading to the latest version of iOS a priority. While it is not as significant as version 14.3 was, the new release of version 14.4, comes with a number of enhancements you’re almost certain to love. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect: …

Soon Apple Will Add App Tracking Information To iOS

Recently, Apple announced two important new improvements to the way the company handles and tracks user data. That includes data used by third-party apps downloaded and installed from the Apple App Store. According to the company’s statement, both changes would be available by late spring of this year (2021). The first of these is an easy-to-understand report entitled “A Day …

Latest Malware Is Targeting Macs And Is Hard To Detect

There was a time when Apple was a niche player in the technology market. As such, one thing Apple users could count on was the fact that they didn’t have to worry much about viruses or malware. Hackers didn’t bother targeting them because there was so much low hanging fruit in the Windows market. Times have changed, and Apple is …

Recent iOS Update Addresses A Number of Security Vulnerabilities

If you use an Apple device running iOS, then you’ll want to update to the latest version (14.2) immediately. In the latest update, Apple has patched a trio of ‘Zero Day Vulnerabilities’ known to have been used by hackers to exploit unpatched systems. The three issues addressed are as follows: CVE-2020-27930 – This issue is a remote code execution flaw …

New Malware Maker Got Past Apple Security

Apple has been historically very good at keeping malware out of their app store, and they’re constantly improving their security protocols on that front. In fact, since February of this year (2020), all Mac software distributed outside of its Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple. The developers must demonstrate that their products are capable of running on macOS …