Bloomberg blunder highlights supply chain risks

A potentially erroneous report from Bloomberg claimed that Chinese spies were able to infiltrate US hardware supplier Supermicro, and therefore, our technology supply chain. Learn how this unverified story could ultimately come true—and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.

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Safari users: Where did your extensions go?

Safari has begun blocking legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery. Unfortunately, implementation of this policy has been abrupt, with little explanation for users on why their extensions are being yanked. Let’s look at how Apple’s new policy and how its application impacts security.

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Mac App Store apps are stealing user data

There are several apps in the Mac App Store that are collecting data about users that they should not be collecting. Here’s what you need to know.

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What’s in the spam mailbox this week?

We take a look at a few of the most notable spam emails in circulation over the last week, including a money muling scam, Apple phishes, and a sexploitation message featuring old, but real, passwords.

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New strain of Mac malware Proton found after two years

A new variant of the Mac malware Proton, which was rampant on macOS last year, has been found dating back to at least two years ago. Learn how this could still affect your Mac today.

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New Mac cryptominer uses XMRig

New Mac cryptominer malware is using the XMRig library to mine Monero on infected Macs.

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Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhone

iPhones have a reputation for being incredibly secure. However, using an iPhone is not an automatic guarantee of invulnerability. These seven tips will help make sure your iPhone is the digital fortress it was meant to be.

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Netflix phish claims your membership is on hold

We take a look at a new Netflix phish in circulation, using the time-honored trick of claiming the recipient is about to lose access unless they hand over some personal information.

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Investors concerned about smartphone addiction; Apple responds with new webpage

Apple adds a new page to their website, aiming to address the growing trend of smartphone addiction in children and its harmful effects on users.

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The state of Mac malware

Mac users are often told that there are no Mac viruses. In reality, Mac malware does exist, as we’ll see in this summary of 2018 Mac threats, our State of Mac Malware report.

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