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Misleading advertisements lead to hijacked browser settings

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Advertisements don't have a great track record for safety and we are beginning to see more frequent abuse of search and mobile ads to deliver unwanted addons purporting to be legitimate tools. Be careful where you click and closely scrutinize software options before installation.

SSCC 131 - Mac malware, Starbucks security, Apple versus FTC and giant Korean breach [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.

Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Apple fixes 41 iTunes security flaws, some more than a year old

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Apple released the latest update to iTunes today, version 11.0.3, fixing 41 vulnerabilities in the Windows version and 1 in the OS X version. Many of these flaws are rated critical and we advise you update as soon as possible.

Apple introduces two-factor verification for Apple IDs

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After celebrity Web 2.0 journalist Mat Honan had all his iDevices remote-wiped by a cybercrook last year, Apple's login security has been under scrutiny.

Good news! Apple has finally bitten the bullet and started offering two-factor verification for Apple ID users...

Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud.

Fake iTunes gift certificate delivers a load of malware for Black Friday shoppers

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Watch out for shopping scams as the seasonal shopping frenzy ramps up over the US Thanksgiving weekend.

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's  iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's latest iOS update is out. The new version bumps iOS5 up to 5.0.1, and is Apple's first update available over-the-air.

Question is, should you update right away?

iTunes 10.5 released to fix 79 vulnerabilties on Windows, OS X to follow

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Apple released iTunes 10.5 today to fix 79 vulnerabilities for Windows users and introduce support for iCloud, wireless syncing and iOS 5 compatibility.

Massachusetts Attorney General to investigate iTunes fraud

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stated this week that her office will begin an investigation targeting Apple Computers. She is looking into whether Apple is in compliance with her state's data breach notification laws related to fraud occurring on the iTunes store.

Twitter spammers entice clicks with free iTunes gift cards

Twitter spammers entice clicks with free iTunes gift cards

Beware free iTunes gift card spammers on Twitter - and learn how to fight back against them.

Free Apple iTunes Giftcard scam spreads on Facebook

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Facebook users are being tricked into helping scammers earn money, in the mistaken belief that they will receive a free $25 Apple iTunes Giftcard.

Chinese auction site sells thousands of stolen iTunes accounts

Chinese auction site sells thousands of stolen iTunes accounts

Hackers are selling access to stolen iTunes accounts on Chinese auction site Taobao.

Are you taking enough care with your iTunes and other online accounts?

Apple, Facebook, Adobe, Firesheep - 90 Sec Roundup - Nov 2010

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Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in just 90 seconds!

This month: Apple has all sorts of fun; Facebook decides its users are "inauthentic"; Adobe gets a sandbox to play in ; and Firesheep puts you on notice.

Fake iTunes receipt spam

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A rather poorly crafted email campaign is making the rounds today. People around the world are receiving messages that appear to be iTunes receipts from Apple. On closer inspection however there are several oddities. The message arrives as an iTunes Read more…

Apple gets Ping'd with comment spam - They didn't see this coming?

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Update: As of 18:00 PDT it appears Apple has deleted the spam messages from the popular artists on the Ping service. There are a small number of people still experimenting with spamming on the service at this point. It would Read more…

Mystery surrounds iTunes/PayPal web scam

Mystery surrounds iTunes/PayPal web scam

Here's the story so far. On Monday, TechCrunch reported that there appeared to be a "major security hole" in iTunes accounts which were linked to PayPal. Affected users began to report that somehow unauthorised charges had appeared on their PayPal Read more…

Sophos iPhone app - free download now available

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Sophos has launched its first application for the Apple iPhone - designed to give you a better view of the security threats that are out there, with live hourly updates direct from SophosLabs. The app, which also runs on the Read more…

Danger! Fake $50 iTunes certificate carries malware

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Amid all the usual attacks posing as delivery notices from DHL and FedEx this morning, I spotted some malware that had been spammed out posing as an Apple iTunes certificate for $50. The emails read as follows: Subject: Thank you Read more…