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Warning: New Malware Attacks Mac Users





A new piece of malicious software for Mac computers called Xagent has been recently found by the Bitdefender security experts. It is a modular backdoor that penetrates into the system and can steal browser passwords, take desktop screenshots, and even steal iPhone backups stored on the computer. The malware was reportedly created by a group of hackers called APT28.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. 11:57

Security Researchers Found Two New Mac Viruses



As noted by independent Mac security researchers, there are two new instances of malware for macOS. The first piece of malicious software uses Microsoft Word to penetrate into the system and the second one pretends to be a software update and then hacks the system.


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Friday, February 10th, 2017. 15:52

Apple Seeds New iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 Betas to Developers



Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The updates contain a number of stability, security, and performance improvements for compatible devices.


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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. 13:03

Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4



Apple has released first public betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to the members of its Beta Software Program. If you have signed up for this program, you can now get access to the latest updates.


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Friday, January 27th, 2017. 13:01

Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the first beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The update features a new Night Shift mode similar to the one that debuted in iOS 9.3 and contains some other minor tweaks.


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. 14:07

Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.3 for Mac Users



Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.3 with a number of bug fixes as well as several important enhancements for new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The update is recommended for all users as it improves the stability and security.


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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. 14:13

Apple Releases iOS 10.2.1 with Bug Fixes



Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 to users worldwide. The update brings a number of security and stability improvements and bug fixes. There are no new features or design tweaks in the update.


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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. 13:10

Apple Releases Security Update for OS X El Capitan



Apple has released a supplemental security update for OS X El Capitan. The update addresses a kernel issue that may make the computer running this version of the operating system unresponsive or slow. If you still haven’t upgraded to macOS Sierra 10.12, it is recommended that you update your computer now.


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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. 18:40

Here Are Worst Passwords of 2016



A research firm called Keeper Security has recently released a report telling about the most common passwords used in 2016. The weakest passwords are 123456, 123456789, and qwerty.


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Sunday, January 15th, 2017. 16:20

Apple Releases Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3



Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 beta 3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 3 to developers for testing. Both updates contain security, stability, and performance improvements for compatible devices.


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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017. 12:06

Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.3 Beta



Along with seeding the first iOS 10.2 beta to developers, Apple on Wednesday released the initial pre-release version of macOS Sierra 10.12.3. The build number of the latest beta is 16D12b. According to Apple, it contains minor fixes and enhancements.


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Thursday, December 15th, 2016. 13:29

Apple Releases First iOS 10.2.1 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the first beta of iOS 10.2.1 to developers for testing. The update contains minor security, stability, and performance improvements. So far, no new features of design tweaks have been found, but that’s normal for the initial beta. iOS 10.2.1 has a build number 14D10.


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Thursday, December 15th, 2016. 12:29

Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to Users Worldwide



Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a number of important bug fixes for those users who own a 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apart from that, there are some general performance, stability, and security enhancements that make the latest software version an update worth installing for the users of all compatible Mac computers.


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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. 10:00

Apple Releases iOS 10.2 to Users Worldwide



Apple has released iOS 10.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a wide number of security, stability, and performance improvements along with the dedicated TV app and about a hundred of new emojis.


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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. 11:55

Apple Seeds New Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to Developers



Apple has released a new beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to developers for testing purposes. The latest beta contains a number of security, stability, and performance improvements and has a build number 16C63a.


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Friday, December 9th, 2016. 15:16