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.

 

Malware on Mac

Apple Pay Now in Canada

Apple has launched their mobile payment system in Canada. If you are the owner of an iPhone 6 or higher, you can now make purchases with your phone or Apple Watch on merchants terminals that use near field communication (NFC).

Apple Pay Now in Canada

iOS 9 May Increase Your Cell Data Usage

Warning: iOS 9 may increase your data usage.

If you have updated your iPhone to iOS 9 and you ever use a poor-quality WiFi network, you should check your cellular data usage. Apple has introduced a new feature that is causing some users to have a spike in their data usage.

iOS 9 May Increase Your Cell Data Usage

New TechnoMinds Service: Password Fatigue

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