Articles by Joshua Long

About Joshua Long

Joshua Long has a master's degree in IT concentrating in Internet Security and has taken doctorate-level coursework in Computer and Information Security. Josh's research has been featured by many fine publications such as CNET, CBS News, ZDNet UK, Lifehacker, CIO, Macworld, The Register, and MacTech Magazine. Look for more of Josh's articles featuring his research and musings on malware and security on his blog security.thejoshmeister.com, and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

Windows XP death watch: 365 days remaining

Windows XP death watch: 365 days remaining

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will terminate Extended Support for Windows XP.

That means no more security updates. Be prepared and upgrade now.

Where are the Safari security updates for Windows and Snow Leopard? Users left exposed

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Apple released Safari 6 as part of its new Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, as well as a version for Lion that fixes a whopping 121 security vulnerabilties.

But what about Windows and Snow Leopard? It seems Apple is leaving users of them behind.

Windows malware found in iOS App Store. Say what?!

Windows malware found in iOS App Store. Say what?!

Malware has hit the iOS App Store! But don't panic; it won't harm your iPhone or iPad - it's Windows malware.

Yes, you did hear that right.

How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really?

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In the five years since the first iPhone was released, there has never been a serious known case of iOS malware on an non-jailbroken device.

But should users really be congratulating Apple for iOS devices' apparent security?

Do the Mac App Store and Gatekeeper provide sufficient protection?

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Apple is pushing its users more and more to download apps from the Mac App Store. But what happens if the software on the Mac App Store is less secure than non-App Store versions?

Twitter account hack epidemic - Don't fall for "CNBC" spam!

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Throughout the month of June, Twitter accounts have been getting hacked and have subsequently been sending spam that links to fake CNBC news articles. Be cautious about links in direct messages or tweets, even if they're sent from a friend's account!

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights Apple security strengths and weaknesses

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights Apple security strengths and weaknesses

Apple's announcement about new products at WWDC 2012 was peppered with information related to security and privacy, Joshua Long reports.

Yahoo leaks its own private key via new Axis Chrome extension

Yahoo leaks its own private key via new Axis Chrome extension

Yahoo just released a new iOS browser called Axis, along with corresponding extensions for desktop browsers. The Chrome extension came with a little something extra: Yahoo's private key.

Oops.

Is it a Norton or an AOL phishing scam?

Is it a Norton or an AOL phishing scam?

A recent phishing scam targets Norton users... or is that AOL users?

It seems the cybercriminals can't quite decide.

Watch out! iPhone 5 giveaway events on Facebook are clearly scams

iPhone 5 giveaway events on Facebook are clearly scams

Have you received an event invitation today about how free iPhone 5s are being given away on Facebook?

Beware!

Mac FileVault 2's full disk encryption can be bypassed in less than 40 minutes

Mac FileVault 2's full disk encryption can be broken in less than 40 minutes

A company claims it can bypass Apple's FileVault 2 disk encryption "in minutes," as well as volumes encrypted with TrueCrypt.

HMRC phishing scam promises end of year refund

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It is the season once again for phishers to try and lure in their victims with bogus tax rebates, income tax mistakes and other nonsense. Read on for the latest tax related scam targeting citizens of the United Kingdom.

How to keep Mac OS X's safe downloads list up-to-date

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Did you know that Mac OS X includes some very basic protection against malicious downloads? Learn the various methods to ensure that it is truly up-to-date, and what the difference is between it and more sophisticated anti-virus protection.