Archive for the 'OSX' Category

Let’s get backing up this New Year!

So another year is gone and a new one is upon us. Many of us have received or purchased new computer systems for personal use, work or school or will be soon. Nowadays many of us have a great deal of our lives – pictures of family, personal and legal documents and more stored digitally […]

How To Share Folders In Outlook 2011/2013 For Mac

Sharing a Calendar folder in Outlook 2011 for OS/X 1.Select your calendar, and then choose “Permissions" 2.In the permissions window, click “Add User”, and then choose the individual for whom you’d like to assign permissions: 3.Once the user has been added to the list, assign the desired permissions: Note: To activate the greyed "Permissions" Icon, […]

OS X Mavericks Update and Security Fixes

I recently wrote about the major security whole in the latest version of OS X – read my last post. It appears Apple has released the fix finally. Although the ‘fix’ comes not in a simple ‘patch’ but in an entire Operating System upgrade! After several months of testing, Apple has released OS X version […]

Serious OS-X and iOS Security Vulnerability Completely Opens Up Your ALL Your Secure Communications

It had been know for MONTHS that there was a serious security flaw in iOS and possibly the latest version of OS X that could allow attackers to surreptitiously circumvent the most prevalent Internet security protocol – TLS/SSL and and Security Certificate validations. The issue is a “fundamental bug in Apple’s SSL implementation,” This can […]

Security Update release for Java

Looks like Oracle has quickly released a patch to the serious Java security whole. But it also looks like they ‘poorly packaged’ it. So it may not install correctly on all Operating Systems. First, verify you have the latest version of Java installed; go here. If not, then get the latest version here. The Linux […]

Another Flashback Variant – 2nd in two days!

Hey Mac users who still haven’t taken the hint and update your systems’ security there’s yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. It infects unprotected Macs in the same way Flashback.K did, through a Java applet exploit, and installs itself without the need of your password. And, just as its predecessor, […]

Spring Data Backups and Recovery

So it’s spring time woodchuckers. Time for some cleaning and maintenance for many around that house. It’s also a good time to check your backup plans and procedures for your digital data too. Or if you don’t have any make and apply some sort of plan. You know those stupid commercials about not knowing when […]

OK Mac guys here we go again!

There’s Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office documents and email attachments. The Trojan apparently spreads through infected Office documents, and it’s in “active stage”, which means that it searches through documents on infected machines. Please note that this is a very sophisticated and malicious attack that not only ‘infects’ your machine but also installs […]

Mac Fanboys and Girls let the terror start

UPDATE: There is now a simple tool you can use to check to see if you are infected by this Trojan. So far they are finding more and more people with it! The tool is called, appropriately enough, the FlashbackChecker tool. You can get that here. Download and run it and see if you are […]

New Flashback Trojan Infecting Macs NOW

A new Mac Trojan that can now infect your computer from little more than a visit to a website AND requires NO PASSWORD TO INSTALL is making it’s rounds and promises some scary things! The exploit was patched in February for MS Windows systems, however Apple has yet to release one for OSX. Read more […]