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Apple bans outdated Adobe Flash plugins from Safari


Last week, Apple showed that it is getting more serious about security by getting strict about the version of Flash you're allowed to use in Safari.

Paul Ducklin explains the what and the why...

Apple's Gatekeeper security feature leaves a lot to be desired


Apple is introducing a new security feature called Gatekeeper in its upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion release. Read on to find out what it does and how it measures up.

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


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.

Mac malware evolves - time for Apple users to wake up


Mac users have once again been reminded not to be complacent about the malware threat, with the discovery that cybercriminals have enhanced an existing Trojan horse to disable the rudimentary anti-virus protection Apple has built into Mac OS X.

More Mac malware - top tips for avoiding infection


More Apple scareware appeared overnight, with the cybercrooks following the same sort of strategy which has worked so well on Windows. Learn our top tips for avoiding infection.

Apple to malware authors: Tag, you're It!


Apple has updated their anti-virus technology in Snow Leopard again to address the latest variant of MacDefender and Mac Guard. Will Apple keep up, and will the malware authors accelerate the game of cat and mouse?

Apple releases update to protect against MacDefender


Apple has released a security update (2011-003) for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to detect and remove malware that has been targeting Mac users since April. Read on for all the details on what it does and how it works.

Apple malware evolved - No password required


A new variant of the fake security software for OS X was discovered today and it no longer requires administrators to enter their passwords. We take a brief look at the advancement of malware on the Mac over the last month.

Apple's XProtect updated in OS X 10.6.7


When Apple released their most recent patch for OS X, 10.6.7, they slipped in a little extra feature. This time they have updated XProtect, their basic anti-virus component, to detect one more unwanted Mac application.

Apple secretly updates Mac malware protection

Apple secretly updates Mac malware protection

Apple's 10.6.4 operating system upgrade earlier this week silently updated the malware protection built into Mac OS X to protect against a backdoor Trojan horse that can allow hackers to gain remote control over your treasured iMac or MacBook. Although Read more…

Snow Leopard malware protection system: What does XProtect do?

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With the release of the new version of OS X today (Snow Leopard OS X 10.6) Apple have added some malware protection. XProtect (we are calling it this as this is the name of the detection data file) provides a Read more…

Snow Leopard malware protection in action

Snow Leopard malware protection

Snow Leopard, Apple's latest version of the Mac OS X operating system, has been released. In the last few days there has been lots of speculation about Snow Leopard containing anti-virus functionality to protect against the rising problem of Mac Read more…