Malware Named Xloader Targeting Macs And Stealing Information

XLoader is a newly discovered strain of malware designed to infect systems running macOS. This new strain was built from a malware strain called FormBook which was designed to steal passwords from Windows-based machines. The new strain is currently being offered on at least one forum on the Dark Web. It is being billed as a botnet loader service which …

Bug Fixes Available With Update For iOS Device Users

Apple delayed the release of iPadOS 14.7 and iOS 14.7. Both updates are now available. Users of both are advised to update immediately as the new versions patch a variety of high severity security flaws and offer an impressive array of enhancements. According to the release notes, the update includes the following improvements: Apple’s “MagSafe Battery Pack”‌ supports iPhone 12, …

Google Adding Additional Security Feature To Chrome On iOS

Recently, Google made a small but significant change to Chrome for iOS. If you use the browser in that environment, it now allows you to lock your incognito tabs behind a FaceID protection wall, giving you an added layer of security. This new feature makes it much more difficult for people to snoop around on your device and see what …

New Apple M1 Chip Might Have A Security Flaw

There’s good news and bad news in the Apple ecosystem, specifically with regards to the company’s M1 chip. The bad news is that researchers have discovered a security flaw in the chip’s design that cannot be fixed without redesigning the chip itself. This flaw allows two malicious apps on a machine utilizing an M1 chip to set up a covert …

Apple Malware Problem Unacceptable According To Apple Executive

Craig Federighi, one of the top executives at Apple, is not happy, and recently made his displeasure known in court. In response to questions from Apple’s lawyers, he said, “Today, we have a level of malware on the Mac that we don’t find acceptable.” Federighi made the statement in defense of Apple’s longstanding strategy to create what amounts to a …

Here Is How The New iOS Update Improves Privacy

Targeted advertising has become a mainstay of life on the web these days. You do a search on Amazon for say, exercise bikes, and then, just about every other website you visit will show you ads relating to your recent search. It’s almost scary how good the ad targeting is. If you’re not a fan, there’s good news. Apple has …

New Malware Takes Aim At Apple Developers

If you don’t spend much time in the Apple ecosystem, you may not realize that Xcode is a completely legitimate tool used in macOS for developing a wide range of software and applications. Recently, based on research conducted by SentinelLabs, it has come to light that hackers are abusing Xcode via malware that has been dubbed XcodeSpy. It is being …

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, …