Do Apple devices need anti-virus software?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 06:03:00 -0700

Apple’s devices are far better defended against malware and viruses than other platforms, but does this mean they don’t need anti-virus software?

No, yes and maybe

I’ve lost track of the number of times Mac users have told me Macs don’t need virus protection because they are inherently more robust against such attacks.

I’ve also lost count of how many security researchers have said that Apple devices are becoming more liable to being attacked as their market share grows.

Both are right. Both are wrong.

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The iPhone user's guide to the WhatsApp hack attack

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 08:17:00 -0700

Hackers have used a security bug inside WhatsApp to install spyware through an infected WhatsApp voice call, and Apple users are affected.

What you need to do

If you are one of the 1.5 billion people who use WhatsApp you should immediately update both your app and your iOS software to the latest version.

The app update includes fixes that should prevent hackers taking over your iPhone, while future Apple updates will also likely address these flaws.

What is the threat?

Israeli hackers from a company called the NSO Group developed the spyware specifically so they could get into people’s devices.

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No, Google, Apple's privacy is not a luxury item

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 06:10:00 -0700

Why is privacy a luxury? Possibly because surveillance capitalist firms have subsidized product prices by collecting and trading in the personal data of the people that use their products, enabling them to sell hardware cheap.

The consequences of convenience

The crux of Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s argument against firms such as (obviously including but never named) Apple is that his company offers convenience in exchange for personal secrets, makes its services available for free, and has a “profound commitment” to protecting user privacy.

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The SAP/Apple partnership changes everything

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 06:11:00 -0700

SAP and Apple are working together to help businesses build applications that use Apple’s machine learning and augmented reality technologies.

Apple is the enterprise

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined SAP CEO Bill McDermott at the latter company’s SAPPHIRE conference to announce the news.

“A man who is the last to accept the status quo, and the first to change it,” said McDermott introducing Cook.

Since entering into a business app development partnership with Apple in 2016, SAP itself has become an increasingly Apple-based business with around 100,000 Apple devices in use across the company.

That’s a revealing statistic, given Cook’s admission:

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The top six takeaways for corporate data privacy compliance

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Here are Labs’ top six takeaways from our data privacy and cybersecurity law series on corporate data privacy compliance. From emerging startups to burgeoning enterprises, these rules help not just with legal liability, but also user trust.

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Mozilla urges Apple to make privacy a team sport

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 17:39:28 +0000

Mozilla is currently pushing Apple into placing extra barriers between iPhone users and online advertisers. Why? Because, according to Mozilla, it could work, which could benefit users everywhere.

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A week in security (April 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:31:03 +0000

A roundup of security news from April 22–28, covering phishing, CCTV evasion, VPNs, and keeping data safe.

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Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:25:00 -0700

Apple will soon make a code review mandatory for all applications distributed outside its own Mac App Store by new developers, a first step towards requiring all Mac software to pass similar reviews.

The Cupertino, Calif. company argued that the process, which it calls “notarization,” would build a more secure macOS environment. “We’re working with developers to create a safer Mac user experience through a process where all software, whether distributed on the [Mac] App Store or outside of it, is signed or notarized by Apple,” the company stated in an April 10 message on its developer portal.

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Consumers have few legal options for protecting privacy

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:03:20 +0000

Amidst never-ending headlines about data breaches, data misuse, and opaque data-sharing agreements from major companies, users have few legal options to actually protect their privacy in court. Instead, they rely on technology.

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Apple parchea 51 vulnerabilidades de seguridad

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:25:52 +0000

Esta semana Apple ha publicado actualizaciones para su gama de productos incluyendo macOS, que pasa a la versión 10.14.4, y iOS con la 12.2. WebKit y más allá En términos de números, el componente del sistema que más actualizaciones recibió es el núcleo del navegador de Apple, conocido como WebKit, con 13 parches correspondientes a [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/UQ3KcjWefr4″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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