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What is Apple's Gatekeeper and How Can it Save me?

Apple's GateKeeper can save you from Malware

If you have never heard of Apple's Gatekeeper, it is time you have.

 

This is Apple's own definition,

Some apps downloaded and installed from the internet could adversely affect your Mac. Gatekeeper helps protect your Mac from such apps.

 

Email Scam - WhatsApp Voicemail Message

This fraudulent e-mail message is being found in inboxes and  is deceiving users into believing that it is a legitimate communication from the cross-platform mobile messaging app WhatsApp. The email is usually coming from someone you know. This scam e-mail claims that the WhatsApp user has a voicemail message that can be heard by clicking the play button within the message.

Whatsapp voicemail email scam. Beware of malware

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.

Security Assessment and Recommendations

Keep your mac safe. Computer security from malware and viruses or nosy roommates

Apple's iPhone and Macintosh computers are the most secure devices on the market when it comes to malware and viruses. However, there still are potential dangers we can teach you how to avoid. 

 

 

  • Passwords - keep them strong and organized.
  • Email fraud - what is phishing?
  • Website scams - how to recognize and avoid them.
  • Public Wi-Fi networks - are they safe?
  • https - what does the "s" stand for?
  • System preferences - hidden options.
  • Parental controls - Know what your kids are doing and keep them safe.
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