macOS Mojave includes a feature called Dynamic Desktop that causes your wallpaper to cycle through 16 images of the same scene throughout a day. When developer Timothy Johnson saw this he decided he wanted to write a similar program that would work with Windows 10. Thus the WinDynamicDesktop.was born.
Apple's macOS surreptitiously creates and caches thumbnails for images and other file types stored on password-protected / encrypted containers (hard drives, partitions), according to Wojciech Reguła and Patrick Wardle, two macOS security experts.
Today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018, Apple announced a new version of the macOS operating system —version 10.14, codenamed Mojave.
Apple has released security updates this week for seven products —macOS, iOS, watchOS, iTunes for Windows, tvOS, iCloud for Windows, and Safari.
The creators of the encrypted email service, ProtonMail, have released a free version of their ProtonVPN VPN software for macOS. Even though the free version does not contain the full features that you would come to expect from a paid VPN service it is more than capable of obfuscating IP addresses and your location.
Former NSA hacker and current macOS security expert Patrick Wardle has released this week an app named Do Not Disturb that can be used to detect "evil maid" attacks —a term used to describe unknown persons that leverage physical access to hack and steal data from a device.
Apple has released earlier today a quick batch of updates meant to fix security-related bugs in macOS, iOS, and the Safari browser.
Symantec researchers have found a loophole in how iPhone users pair devices with Mac workstations and laptops. They say attackers can exploit this flaw —which they named Trustjacking— to take over devices without the phone owner's knowledge.
Simone Margaritelli, the VP of Research at Zimperium, has created a Linux port of Little Snitch, a popular macOS firewall application. Named OpenSnitch, the Linux port works on the same principles of the Mac version, being a host-based firewall that notifies users when apps attempt to initiate new outgoing network connections.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, the latest macOS version released on March 29, breaks support for many externally-connected displays, according to users of four popular app & driver providers.
Coldroot, a remote access trojan (RAT), is still undetectable by most antivirus engines, despite being uploaded and freely available on GitHub for almost two years.
Apple delivered on a promise made last week to publish updates for a bug that crashed Mac and iOS applications that included the " జ్ఞా " Indian Telugu character.
A character from the Indian Telugu language will crash multiple applications on iOS and macOS, an Italian blogger has discovered.
Malicious app developers can secretly abuse a macOS API function to take screenshots of the user's screen and then use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to programmatically read the text found in the image.
On January 23, 2018, Apple released a third set of updates for macOS that backported previous Meltdown patches to older versions of the macOS operating system.
Reminiscent of the old "Effective Power" bug that has long caused iMessage apps to crash on iOS devices, a new bug nicknamed chaiOS has surfaced this week with similar repercussions.
An open-source cross-platform version of PowerShell, called PowerShell Core 6.0, has been released by Microsoft that not only runs on Windows, but runs on macOS and Linux as well. Going forward, this version is going to be the actively developed with the original PowerShell only receiving security updates.
We are barely two weeks into 2018, and security researchers have already spotted the first new Mac malware strain this year. Called OSX/MaMi, all evidence points that this is still a work in progress, but one that comes with some pretty intrusive features, if ever completed and activated.
A bug has been discovered in macOS 10.13.2 that allows you to unlock the App Store system preferences using any username and password as long as you are logged in as a local admin. This means that if your account is an admin and you leave the computer unattended, anyone can change App Store settings on the Mac without your knowledge.