Mac users, update now! “Powerdir” flaw could allow attackers to spy on you

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:44:10 +0000

Patch now, if you haven’t already, before voyeurs take advantage of Powerdir, a new bypass that removes your privacy.

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New macOS vulnerability, “powerdir,” could lead to unauthorized user data access

Credit to Author: Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0000

A new macOS vulnerability, “powerdir,” could allow an attacker to bypass the operating system’s TCC technology and gain unauthorized access to a user’s protected data. We shared our findings with Apple through Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) and Apple released a fix.

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How Apple's iCloud Private Relay supports enterprise VPN

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 05:22:00 -0800

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 04:11:00 -0800

Popular, privacy-centered search engine DuckDuckGo plans to launch a desktop browser for macOS laptops and desktops.

The browser is designed from the ground up to maintain privacy; that means it will not collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices. The company also claims it can block “hidden trackers” before they load.

DuckDuckGo’s search engine is already available as a download for mobile devices. In 2019, DuckDuckGo added Apple Maps support and has since added other improvements to how it works on Apple devices.  

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Why Macs are the best, according to Mac expert Thomas Reed: Lock and Code S02E23

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:14:27 +0000

On Lock and Code this week, we talk to a Mac security expert about why Macs are clearly the best… or are they?

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How to use FileVault to protect business data on Macs

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:25:00 -0800

If you run a business on Macs (and many companies do) then you should become familiar with FileVault, the disk encryption system that’s built into macOS. When used properly, it makes it extremely hard for any malicious person to access your company’s confidential data in the event your Mac is lost or stolen.

What’s the problem FileVault tries to solve?

Most businesses possess various forms of sensitive data. This might include corporate  or supplier data, confidential order books, financial records, contact names and addresses, and more. That information has business value, but if compromised could also place you, your employees, or your customers at risk. In many industries, protection of such information is mandatory and legally required.

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Apple pulls no punches in lawsuit against 'amoral' NSO Group

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 06:51:00 -0800

Apple has punched back against the “amoral” surveillance as a service industry of smartphone snoopers, filing suit against the NSO Group and its owner, Q Cyber Technologies, and taking steps to further secure digital lives.

Why this should matter to your business

Israeli firm NSO Group is a spyware firm that provides surveillance services to governments. It effectively privatizes state-sponsored snooping and enables even the most repressive government to outsource such tasks. It has been widely reported that software from NSO Group was used to target family members of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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