Archive for June, 2011

Mac Maintenance and HDD updates/upgrade

[Updated 06-26-2011] I just spent a few days doing lots of maintenance on a few Mac’s. Cleaning up, optimizing and replacing one HDD for a new larger one. So I thought I’d share what I do with my Mac’s to keep them running happy and having my data safe should there be problems to those […]

Blacksheep add-on to protect against WiFi session Hijacking

This is a Firefox add-on everyone should use if you use public WiFi anywhere anytime. It’s called ‘Blacksheep’. Blacksheep will find and block ‘Firesheep’ – a highly popular new hacking tool used to ‘sniff out and steal your sensitive information on WiFi networks. What Firesheep is: Firesheep is the Firefox extension that makes it easier […]

Apple Security news end of June 2011

Apple has released Mac OS X v10.6.8 and Security Update 2011-004 addressing a total of 39 vulnerabilities in OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x. Many are critical errors which could allow an attacker to take control of the system! Please use the System Update. You can read the notice here: And get the direct download here: […]

Firefox 5 news

Today Mozilla released the Final version of Firefox 5 ahead of its scheduled date. It has been slated for official release next Tuesday June 21. If you’d like, you can get it now here: Windows Mac Linux Before installing I HIGHLY recommend backing up your complete profile. For that I use MozBackup on Windows. You […]

Virtualization 101 – Getting started

It’s no secret I like Virtualization technologies a lot. I have written several other articles on some of my tips and tricks mostly involving creating Virtual Machines of OS X. You can read some of those here, here, here or simply just search my blog. For those who support multiple operating systems or simply have […]

Another serious Web Browser hole

Contexis Security has found a BIG problem with WebGL implementations on Windows, Mac and Linux have numerous vulnerabilities which allow malicious web pages to capture any window on the system or crash the computer, according to research from Context Information Security. They actually demonstrate how to steal user data through web browsers using this vulnerability! […]

Latest Mac Malware news 06-04-2011

The Mac Trojan/Malware ‘MacDefender’ now calls itself ‘Mac Shield’. The malware keeps changing names and looks but still is relatively the same as before. However it is still infecting loads of machines and is, in my opinion very dangerous; it lures users into providing sensitive financial information to thieves. Sophos for Mac will remove it. […]

More on backups and archiving

“UPDATE!” After a few weeks of removing loads of nasties from Windows and Mac machines and recovering data from dead or corrupted drives from both types of systems because of malware/viruses and hardware failures, I thought I would republish this. I must ask you – in this digital age what price will you put on […]

More OS X utilities

While this is an early Beta, I am very happy to see one of my favorite tools now available on OS X – CCleaner. I have been using this for some time on ALL of my Windows machines. In fact I have it scripted for all my users – every time they login CCleaner is […]

Security news – Gmail spear phishing attack

There are some very splashy news stories going around saying ‘Google was Hacked".. Oh no sky is falling. Let’s be clear. GOOGLE WAS NOT HACKED! What happened is that many ‘targeted users’ were ‘Phished’ – the users where ‘conned/tricked’ into giving up their security information and passwords. This is called ‘spear phishing’ Essentially Gmail’s login […]