Tag Archives: OS X

Eleanor Mac Backdoor – Daily Security Byte EP. 284

Many Mac users think they’re immune to malware, but unfortunately that’s untrue. Though Windows malware variants still greatly outweigh Apple ones, Mac malware is starting to appear more regularly. Today’s Byte video covers a new Mac trojan discovered by Bitdefender, and what you can do to avoid it. 

(Episode Runtime: 3:04

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K4lU6bcQ_w

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Apple’s May Updates – Daily Security Byte EP. 263

It time to update your OS X software before hackers take a bite out of your Apple. This week, Apple released five software updates fixing security flaws in many of their most popular operating systems and products. Watch the “traveling edition” of my Daily Security Byte for the details. 

(Episode Runtime: 1:33)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRI7-CxTtRw

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Apple Patches iMessage and More – Daily Security Byte EP. 236

Today, Apple released security updates for all their operating systems, Safari, and Xcode. The updates fix many vulnerabilities, including a number of remote code execution flaws, and some cryptography issues with iMessage. Watch today’s video to learn more, and be sure to download the updates if you use Apple software.

(Episode Runtime: 2:29)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdrxbfygTrk

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Mac Ransomware – Daily Security Byte EP. 226

Antivirus companies have found incomplete versions of Mac ransomware, researchers have created proof-of-concept (PoC) variants to demonstrate the possibility, and criminals have experimented with ineffective web-based “policeware” for Macs, but we’ve not seen Cryptolocker-level ransomware targeting Macs in the wild… that is until now. Watch today’s Security Byte video to learn more about the new KeRanger ransomware, and how to defend yourself against it.

(Episode Runtime: 4:42)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wPy8GaX10g

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Oracle & Apple Patches – Daily Security Byte EP. 206

Another week, another pile of patches. If you use Apple or Oracle products, it’s time to download the latest updates to keep your computers and servers safe. Watch today’s video for a quick summary of the affected products and issue, and check the link below to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 2:18)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5OqG8VG9k

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

GateKeeper Bypassed Again – Daily Security Byte EP. 205

Many Apple fans think their Macs are immune to malware. Unfortunately, Apple’s computersthough less targetedare as susceptible to threats as any other computer. In fact, attackers can even evade OS X’s built-in anti-malware mechanism. Watch today’s video to learn why GateKeeper is vulnerable and how you can keep your Mac safe.

(Episode Runtime: 2:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPaMkmUDK0A

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

IT Pros Get Patches for Xmas? – Daily Security Byte EP. 188

It’s hard to call today, “Microsoft Patch Day,” when both Adobe and Apple piled on with tons of security fixes of their own. Microsoft released a dozen security bulletins today, eight rated Critical; Adobe released a Flash update fixing 78 vulnerabilities; and Apple released fixes for all their OSes and a few other products. If you use software from any of those three vendors, watch today’s episode to learn what to do, and check out the references below for more details on the updates.

(Episode Runtime: 2:54)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Of-SSZ7gtc

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Apple’s October Updates – Daily Security Byte EP. 164

 

Are you an Apple fan, or do you at least use Safari or iTunes for Windows? If so, yesterday was Apple patch day. If you haven’t updated yet, watch today’s video to learn what you’re missing.

(Episode Runtime: 1:08)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMSg5eyRynI

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Researcher Storms Gatekeeper- Daily Security Byte EP.152

Today, Apple fixed a few security flaws but also suffered from a new one. A researcher has found a new way to bypass Gatekeeperthe OS X component that’s supposed to keep suspicious software off Macs. Watch the video below to learn a bit about this flaw.

(Episode Runtime: 2:11)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZ3zN7D4Ng

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Lots of Apple Hacks- WSWiR Episode 165

If you have no time to keep up with security news, but do want to know about the most concerning threats, our weekly video was made for you. It summarizes the biggest infosec stories each week (which I also cover in daily videos), and shares tips to protect your organization.

Today’s episode includes a couple of Apple software related threats, a new ATM malware variant, and the latest Flash update. Watch the video below, and check out the Reference section if you are hungry from more security news from the past week.

(Episode Runtime: 8:34)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzi8SBq804

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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