macOS High Sierra’s public beta is now available and it happens to be the first full OS upgrade since Snow Leopard. Despite that, the new OS’ most notable enhancements are not about features per se, but rather speed and future proofing Apple’s technology.
Businesses were quick to adopt Apple’s iPad in the workplace since its release in 2010. It didn’t take long for it to become one of the most popular Apple devices, even though many users regarded it as just an oversized iPhone. All that changed with the release of the iPad Pro, which Apple is positioning as a practical replacement for the PC or Mac.
When it comes to Mac devices, data privacy and security should be your #1 priority, not an afterthought. Without implementing sufficient security measures, you’re leaving the door open for cybercriminals to ransack your sensitive data. Keep your bases covered and fortify Mac security with these six tips:
Let’s start with the basics and head over to the Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences.
If you’ve downloaded the macOS version of HandBreak, a popular video transcoding program that converts multimedia files into different formats, checking your computer’s safety right now would be wise. Users who downloaded the program between May 2 and May 6 have a 50 percent chance of being infected with an Apple Trojan, based on an announcement on HandBrake’s website.
MacOS has a reputation for being one of the most secure operating systems. But in 2016, its susceptibility to malware grew by an astounding 744% according to one security report. Recently, a new strain of malware was found to infiltrate Macs by bypassing all of its security features.
For years, Apple users have been holding on to nothing but online rumors concerning the release date of the new Mac Pro. Thankfully, Apple just confirmed a radical revamp of its high-end workstation. Although official information on the different models’ specs and features have not been confirmed, hints have been made about what could be in store for Mac Pro users.
Accusations of inappropriate government surveillance have been swirling after Wikileaks recently released thousands of pages supposedly detailing the CIA’s exploitation of compromised devices and applications. But in today’s climate, every headline needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
Since late January, Apple has been teasing early adopters with iOS 10.3. Seven beta versions later, Apple has finally released the major update on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. Apple seems to have taken the time to iron out the kinks with this update before releasing it to the public, and by the looks of things, it paid off! Here are some of the exciting new features from the update.
Cybersecurity experts stumbled into a ransomware variant late last month, but this one doesn’t target Windows devices. The malware, known as OSX/Filecoder.E, encrypts Mac data like any cryptolocker strain many businesses have seen in the past. However, unlike normal ransomware that release files after the Bitcoin ransom is paid, this new strain makes no such promises.
A new strain of malware is attacking Macs and iOS backups. Researchers have discovered that the malware was concocted by the same Russian-backed cybercriminals who hacked the US Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election. Read on to find out what the malware does and how your business can defend against it.