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What You Need to Know About the Thunderstrike 2 Worm

Researchers will demonstrate a new proof-of-concept worm that attacks Mac firmware at this week’s Black Hat security conference. It’s fascinating research, but not something average users should worry about.

 
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Keeping Up with the Snoops 11: News at Eleven

Little Snitch 3.5.3

Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.1

“Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Ready for Everyone

ChronoSync 4.6.1 and ChronoAgent 1.5.2

Keeping Up with the Snoops X 10.0

Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1

How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

Keeping Up with the Snoops 9: Junk in the PRISM Trunk

 

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Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 12: Recover from a Disaster

Chapter 12 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

1Password 5.3

Security Update 2015-004 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Safari 8.0.5, 7.1.5, and 6.2.5

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 11: Keep Personal Data Private

Chapter 11 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1

How to Say “No Thanks” to Verizon’s Supercookie

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 10: Prevent Data Loss and Theft

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