Netflix Scam

There is a new assault on Netflix subscribers by scammers, that isn't so new. However, it is more sophisticated than in past attempts.

Netflix subscribers are being targeted by phishing scam

Apple releases iOS 11 and tvOS 11 today.

Today Apple released iOS 11 & tvOS 11. It is a major release to be followed OS 11 for the Mac on September 25th. These updates come along side the exciting new hardware updates, iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch series 3 and Apple tv 4k. 

Say "Yes" scam alert

The Federal Communications Commission is warning consumers about a new scam that is hooking consumers with just one word: Yes.

say yes scam

Swift-based ransomware targets Mac pirated software seekers

There is a new ransomware for Macs that has been discovered. It is "poorly coded" in Swift programming language. It encrypts the user's files and demands payment to get your files back. In the end, regardless if you pay or not, your files will not be decrypted.

The ransomware is found in Bit Torrent sites with the name Patcher. It poses as a crack for removing copy protection and licensing systems that are used with popular software like Adobe Premiere Pro and Microsoft Office 2016. It is possible that it is circulating under different names.

'Xagent'- Another malware scare? Is it a real threat?

In the last few weeks there have been two new announcements of malware for Macs, MacDownloader and Xagent. If you listen to the security experts, they are to be feared and you should buy anit-virus and anti-malware software, which coincidentally many of these same companies sell. The question is, are they real threats to the average user? If you read the headlines saying that Iran and Russia are behind them, they certainly appear to be.

'Xagent'- Another malware scare? Is it a real threat?

URGENT! Update your Apple Device Immediately!

Apple's recent updates to iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS patch a previously unknown security flaw that allows the secretive gathering of sensitive data with a simple text message, an OS-level bug which bears a strong similarity to last year's Stagefright exploit on Google's Android platform.

Apple updates software to fix vulnerability similar to Android's Stagefright

Malware hits Mac

First known malware found on Mac.

If you downloaded the BitTorrent client app called Transmission (ver. 2.9) on Friday or Saturday (March 5th & 6th) you should update it to version 2.92 IMMEDIATELY! Be sure to do some directly from app developer's website.

 

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