Our colleagues at SophosLabs pointed us at a interesting item of malware the other day, namely a data-stealing Trojan aimed at Mac users.
Paul Ducklin looks at how the attack unfolds...
It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so we've been urging you to get more serious about security.
A number of you have replied, "Where do I start? What should I do?"
Here are 4 free tools to help you on your way...
Here's the first 60 Second Security video of July, looking into some of the intriguing and interesting security stories of the past week.
Neatly compressed into a minute of video, why not give it a whirl?
Patch Tuesday is coming on 11 June 2013.
Paul Ducklin gives you a quick preview of what we know so far, and who'll be affected by the updates...
(Mac users, that might include you.)
Apple has published updates for all supported versions of OS X and for Safari version 6.
A largish number of remote code execution vulnerabilities have been patched, so these aren't just cosmetic fixes.
Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.
Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?
Apple released a statement today acknowledging that they were victims of the same attackers that Facebook talked about last week. A zero-day Java vulnerability infected Apple Mac developers through a drive-by attack.
A targeted Mac malware attack strikes a minority group in China, exploiting an old Microsoft Word vulnerability.
No patch yet for Adobe PDF exploits - Adobe suggests a workaround; Mac and Linux users need not apply
Adobe issues advice on how to mitigate the latest exploits against its PDF Reader software.
For Windows users, anyway. Mac and Linux fans are still out in the cold.
Heard about the OS X bug that crashes programs if you display the text FILE colon slash slash slash? (We're not going to write it here in full, just in case!)
It's an intriguing problem - Paul Ducklin explains what goes wrong, and offers you two workarounds.
It should go without saying that if you use Opera, you should update to version 12.13 as soon as possible.
But... what if you didn't get your copy of Opera from the official website?
What if, instead, you acquired your version of Opera for Mac from Apple's Mac App Store?
Mac malware has been found on a website related to the Dalai Lama, capable of allowing hackers to steal files and spy on keystrokes.
Patch Tuesday has come around again.
The fixes cover Internet Explorer, Excel (on Windows and Mac), the kernel itself, and more.
Here's advice on the what, the why and the where...
A high stakes online poker player says that an unknown hacker used a malicious image file to compromise his account and empty of it of more than $100,000 in winnings – the latest in what players say is a string of scams.
SophosLabs recently received a intriguing Mac malware sample, variously known as Crisis and Morcut.
Its appearance so close to the release of Mountain Lion is almost certainly a coincidence - but nevertheless a timely reminder about security if you plan to rush out to get a Mac when the new OS drops later today!
ZonD Eighty, the Russian hacker who brought App Store fraud to unjailbroken iPads and iPhones, has extended his "service" to OS X users.
Mac owners can now join their iDevice brethren in ripping off developers.
A new malware attack is targeting Mac computers with a Python-based backdoor Trojan.
And Windows computers aren't getting away scott free either.
David Schwartzberg is this week's guest on the Chet Chat to talk about the data breach at Global Payments, a new Mac botnet and Flash Player updating. David also explained the new AES-NI encryption acceleration in Intel chips and a new way to safely store files in the cloud.
Malware targeting users of Macintosh computers appears to be spreading quickly. One anti-virus vendor is reporting more than 600,000 OS X computers are part of a newly assembled botnet.