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  1. macOS user warnings are trivial for malware to suppress and bypass

    Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections…

  2. Invisible mouse clicks let hackers burrow deep into an already-infected Mac

    One way operating system developers try to protect a computers’ secrets from probing hackers…

  3. Patrick Wardle: How to break, bypass and dismantle macOS firewall products

    Apple and third-party security firms to beef up their firewall protections…

  4. New macOS malware targets crypto-currency users

    A new piece of macOS malware has been observed being distributed via crypto-currency related…

  5. For almost 11 years, hackers could easily bypass 3rd-party macOS signature checks

    For almost 11 years, hackers have had an easy way to get macOS malware past the scrutiny of a host of third-party security tools…

  6. ‘Disappearing’ Signal messages are stored indefinitely on Macs

    Signal isn’t perfect, and if you use the desktop client on a Mac, you might want to be careful…

  7. New Mac malware hijacks web connections

    It can steal passwords, take screenshots, download files and programs, run other pieces of software and inject bogus security certificates…

  8. macOS Keychain vulnerability is something Apple needs to fix, but Mac users shouldn’t panic

    Mac users, keep Apple’s default Gatekeeper settings enabled and don’t download…

  9. Former NSA security expert builds ransomware blocker for Mac

    A former NSA security expert has built a free, generic ransomware blocker for Mac…

  10. Hacker promises to kill Apple Mac ransomware before it becomes a nightmare

    Ransomware has become the scourge of the web in recent months…

  11. Simple new Mac exploit easily gets past OS X’s Gatekeeper; could allow for malware installation

    Since its introduction in 2012, an OS X feature known as Gatekeeper has gone a long way to protecting the Macs…

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