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July 10, 2011  10:42 AM

PDF Flaw Puts iOS Devices at Risk

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, flaw, iOS, iPad, iPhone, jailbreak, security risk

One of the persistent claims--in fact, a claim that I myself frequently make--is that iOS is a more secure mobile platform than the rival Android OS by virtue of Apple's closed environment. The walled garden and the app approval process offer some level of protection for iOS users, right? Well,...

May 31, 2011  5:20 PM

Mac OS Update Takes Care of Mac Malware

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Mac malware, Mac OS X, MacDefender, Trojan, update

Apple has released an update for Mac OS X that addresses the recent scourge of Mac malware. The

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May 25, 2011  10:47 AM

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v10

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Mac Defender, Mac OS X, malware, Microsoft, phishing, rogue AV, security, Security Intelligence Report, SIR

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v10. The report aggregates relevant computer and network security data from more than 600 million PCs across 117 countries--providing a comprehensive...

March 14, 2011  9:15 PM

If It Can Be Jailbroken, It Can’t Be Secure

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, hack, iOS 4.3, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, jailbreak, jailbroken, root access

Apple deployed iOS 4.3 last week--the latest version of the mobile OS that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A day later, the OS had already been jailbroken. For...

February 25, 2011  10:23 PM

Apple Invites Scrutiny of Mac OS X Security

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Lion, Mac OS X, security

Apple unveiled details of the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7, a.k.a. "Lion", a few months back. The company is still hard at work developing the OS, and apparently Apple is taking security much more seriously with this next release of the flagship OS. Apple has reportedly invited expert security...

February 21, 2011  12:54 PM

Apple Looks to Protect Data with “Safe Deposit Box”

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, cloud storage, data backup, file security, Mac OS X

Based on a recent patent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has plans to imitate a bank safe deposit box with a digital version designed to protect sensitive data. A


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