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Five-minute fix: Setting up parental controls on Mac OS X Mavericks

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How to set up parental controls on Mac OS X Mavericks to keep your children safer online.

The biggest Mac malware attack of all time - blogger names suspected mastermind

Suspected mastermind behind biggest Mac malware attack of all time

Award-winning security blogger Brian Krebs has shared details of his investigation into who might have been behind Flashback - which hit more than 600,000 Mac computers in early 2012

Apple (again) washes its hands of the Java mess

Apple (again) washes its hands of the Java mess

Apple's thrown in the towel on the Java mess and has, for the second time in two weeks, blocked all versions of Java on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later.

New variant of Mac Trojan discovered, targeting Tibet

New variant of Mac Trojan discovered, targeting Tibet

The malware threat on Macs is real, and should not be underestimated.

Mac malware - the threat is real

Mac malware - the threat is real

The Mac malware landscape is dominated by fake anti-viruses and false codecs.

Don't be a dummy - defend your mac with anti-virus software.

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.

Multi-platform backdoor malware targets Windows, Mac and Linux users

Multi-platform backdoor malware targets Windows, Mac and Linux users

A web-based malware attack has been discovered, targeting users of Windows, Mac and Linux.

Although the amount of malware written for different operating systems can vary, it's becoming increasingly hard to argue that it's safe to surf the web on any OS without anti-virus protection.

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?

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.

Apple issues security updates for Mac OS X Leopard - to fight malware menace

Apple issues security updates for Mac OS X Leopard - to fight malware menace

Are you still running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?

If so, you have some very important critical security patches to install - helping to protect your Mac from malware threats.

Adobe's fix for Photoshop CS5 security issue? Buy Photoshop CS6

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Way to alienate a loyal customerbase, Adobe.

Adobe is making users pay of its Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash Professional products pay hundreds of dollars to fix security flaws.

Python-based malware attack targets Macs. Windows PCs also under fire

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A new malware attack is targeting Mac computers with a Python-based backdoor Trojan.

And Windows computers aren't getting away scott free either.

1 in 5 Macs has malware on it. Does yours?

1 in 5 Macs has malware on it. Does yours?

One in every five Mac computers is harbouring some kind of malware, a new study from the experts at Sophos has revealed.

Sophos has revealed a disturbingly high level of malware on Mac computers - with both Windows and Mac threats being discovered.

New version of Sabpab Mac Trojan emerges, spread via Word documents

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A new version of the Mac OS X Sabpab Trojan horse has come to light, and rather than relying upon a Java vulnerability - it appears to be exploiting malformed Word documents instead.

Sabpab, new Mac OS X backdoor Trojan horse discovered

Sabpab, new Mac OS X backdoor Trojan horse discovered

More Mac malware has been discovered, capable of giving remote hackers access to your Apple Mac.

Isn't it time you ran anti-virus software on your Mac?

Are Macs safer than PCs?

Are Macs safer than PCs?

Apple has traditionally marketed its systems as being more secure than those running Microsoft Windows, but just how true is that?

Apple patches Java hole that was being used to compromise Mac users

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Apple has released an update to Java for OS X patching a recently exploited vulnerability targeting Mac users. Update now to protect yourself - or, better yet, remove Java entirely

Mac malware exploits unpatched drive-by Java vulnerability

Mac malware exploits unpatched Java vulnerability

Malware striking Mac computers is making the headlines again, this time exploiting a vulnerability in Java that has left Apple users dangerously exposed to attack.

Topless supermodel photos used to spread Mac malware

Topless supermodel photos used to spread Mac malware

The Mac Imuler Trojan uses images of FHM supermodel Irina Shayk to do its dirty work.

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.