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Windows 10 ARM runs faster on M1 Macs than on a Surface Pro X

Since Apple unveiled its M1 chip, users have been in awe of its performance power efficiency. It turns out that the M1 chip not only performs fantastic for macOS BigSur but it may also be a better choice for Windows 10 than Microsoft's own devices.Apple released its ARM-based M1 chip on November 17th for the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro 13" and the
Publish At:2020-11-30 20:13 | Read:55 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Apple Hardware

A week in security (November 23 – November 29)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we talked with Chris Boyd about charities that track you online. We also looked back at Zoom, and wondered whether it’s any safer months after its first vulnerability was reported. We talked about how Apple’s security is hampering the detection of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Lastly, we reported on Spot
Publish At:2020-11-30 10:36 | Read:60 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Apple awis Chris Boyd covid-19 fbi lock a

Apple HomePod mini Review: Siri in a Compact Speaker

Apple’s new HomePod mini is a compact rethink of the more than three-year old HomePod. The original HomePod suffered because of its high price: $349, later reduced to $299; it was for the cash-flush users who wanted sound more than smarts. The $99 HomePod mini is the cheapest Apple device that actually does something (i.e., that isn’t a cable, do
Publish At:2020-11-25 01:32 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Home HomeKit HomePod HomePod mini Siri

Apple security hampers detection of unwanted programs

Anyone who uses Malwarebytes software is probably familiar with the fact that, in addition to things like malware and adware, Malwarebytes detects potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These are programs that exhibit a variety of unsavory behaviors, but that, for legal reasons, cannot be called malware. PUP (n): a program that may include advertising, to
Publish At:2020-11-24 14:12 | Read:77 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Apple macOS PUPs security

How to Use Apple’s Built-in Features to Encrypt Files and Folders

The best way to protect your data is to encrypt your files, ensuring that, even if they get into the hands of hackers or cybercriminals, no one can access your personal data. macOS provides a suite of tools to protect you, and, in this article, I’ll discuss the many ways you can use built-in macOS features to provide unbreakable encryption. (Unbreakabl
Publish At:2020-11-24 02:08 | Read:147 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Apple encryption FileVault OS X Print to PDF

P for Privacy – The Background Story of CVE-2020-9773

Affected Component: all iOS versions < 14.0 LSDIconCache Latest Vulnerable Version: iOS 13.7 Vendor: Apple, Inc. CVE: CVE-2020-9773 Disclosure Timeline Bug discovered: December 1st, 2019 Vendor notified: December 17th, 2019 First patch attempt: March 24th, 2020  Final patch released: September 15th, 2020 Summary A sandboxed application can circumvent upd
Publish At:2020-11-18 09:35 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags:iOS Apple CVE

Google confirms Chrome crashing bug on Macs with Apple CPUs

Google is currently working on fixing a known issue causing a Google Chrome web browser version launched earlier today for Apple processors to suddenly crash."Earlier today we updated our Chrome download page to include a new version of Chrome optimized for new macOS devices featuring an Apple processor," Chrome Support Manager Craig Tumblison said."We&rsquo
Publish At:2020-11-17 20:13 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Apple

How to manage iTunes Store and App Store Subscriptions

There are lots of subscriptions you can purchase from Apple. They may be for services that Apple sells, such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple News+, or the new Apple One bundle, as well as any subscription you have for additional iCloud storage above the free 5 GB that you get. You may have subscriptions for specific apps that function on a monthly or an
Publish At:2020-11-17 01:30 | Read:169 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Apple Apple Music Apple News Apple Services

Apple iOS Safari feature can be used to share "fake news" headlines

A link-sharing feature in iOS versions of Apple Safari browser makes it possible for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users to alter headlines when sharing parts of webpages.A researcher has raised concerns this feature can be abused not only for pulling harmless pranks but for sharing "fake news" having a wider impact.What is the feature?When browsing
Publish At:2020-11-14 14:12 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Apple IOS

Apple Announces First Macs with Apple Silicon

I’ve been in this business for a long time, and I’m used to every new generation of computer being 20% or 30% faster, but when Apple said that their new M1 chip is more than three times faster, and battery life on new Macs the double of existing models, I have to say I gasped a bit. With the introduction of "system on a chip" Macs, wher
Publish At:2020-11-11 13:49 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Mac Mac mini MacBook Air MacBook Pro

Update your iOS now! Apple patches three zero-day vulnerabilities

Apple has patched three vulnerabilities in iOS (and iPadOS) that were actively being exploited in targeted attacks. Vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild without a patch being available are referred to as zero-days. The vulnerabilities were found and disclosed by Google’s Project Zero team, and patches were issued yesterday. What has Apple
Publish At:2020-11-06 17:11 | Read:148 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities 0-day Apple CVE-2020-27930 CVE-

Apple patches three actively exploited iOS zero-days

Apple has patched today three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities actively exploited in the wild and affecting iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices."Apple is aware of reports that an exploit for this issue exists in the wild," the company said in a security advisory issued today when describing the three flaws.The list of affected devices includes iPhone 6s and
Publish At:2020-11-05 15:42 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Apple IOS exploit

Apple search bot leaked internal IPs via proxy configuration

A security researcher discovered that Apple's search bots that had been crawling his podcast series had been leaking internal IPs, due to a misconfigured proxy server.And, it took Apple just a little over 9 months to fix this leak, for no obvious reason.What are proxy servers?Proxy servers act as a middle agent between a device attempting to connect to
Publish At:2020-11-04 16:18 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Apple

Tripwire Patch Priority Index for October 2020

Tripwire‘s October 2020 Patch Priority Index (PPI) brings together important vulnerabilities from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and Oracle.First on the patch priority list this month is a very high priority vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server. The vulnerability is within the Console component of Oracle WebLogic Server, and it can be exploited without au
Publish At:2020-11-03 08:25 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT Adobe Apple microsoft Oracle patch pr

HP printer issue on Mac: What happened?

Apple holds the keys to nearly all recent Mac software. This is a story of those keys, and how a Hewlett Packard (HP) error caused problems for a lot of people. Code signing and certificates First, it’s important to understand that when I say “keys,” what I really mean is “certificates.” These certificates are similar to t
Publish At:2020-10-29 14:11 | Read:286 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Apple certificates macOS