How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware #mac #malware #apple

It seems that Apple has finally acknowledged that there is a need to protect their users from malicious software, in particular the “Mac Defender” (also known as MacProtector, MacSecurity as well as MacDefender). In an article titled “How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware“,  posted yesterday on the http://support.apple.com site, you can find out how to avoid this inconvenience …

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Apple Customer Service: Don’t Help Our Customers with Malware (from Gizmodo)

I’m going to just post this link…..   I leave it up to you to read it, or not. Believe it, or not. http://gizmodo.com/5803498/apple-to-customer-service-dont-help-our-customers-with-malware There is a further link from that page: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apple-to-support-reps-do-not-attempt-to-remove-malware/3362 If you happen to feel your Mac is infected – seek a professional computer service provider’s input.   Share and Enjoy:

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Secure IT Alert: Apple Mac OS X Update Patches 57 Vulnerabilities #mac #osx #security

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Apple Mac OS X owners will be happy to know that they have not been forgotten and that 57 vulnerabilities that affect all current versions of OS X 10.5.x (Leopard) and OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) are addressed in this major security update. A total of 26 components that ship as …

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Ditch the WiFi and go with 3g or 4g broadband connectivity for your mobile devices

Those of you who are using a notebook computer or mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android or Android tablet and connecting to those public free wifi access hotspots may want to just ditch the WiFi after what I heard about today… In spite of what I said about safe browsing from public wi-fi hotspots using a VPN a …

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ShredDisk Onsite Hard Drive Shredding demonstrates The Shredder for @BigJonEvans – @ShredDisk

Our friend Jon Evans (@BigJonEvans) from www.4head4rent.com spent some time with another of our great friends and business partners, Brent Amyette with ShredDisk Onsite Hard Drive Shredding (@ShredDisk) yesterday… In their live web stream, they discussed the benefits of using ShredDisk Onsite Hard Drive Shredding, and how traditional means of erasing a hard drive before donating the computer and drive …

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BlackHole RAT malware especially for you Mac OS X owners

A computer security post on TGDaily.com entitled, “BlackHole RAT Trojan targets Mac OS X” discusses Mac’s very own variant of a Microsoft Windows Remote Access Tool (RAT) called darkComet. The Mac version is known as “BlackHole RAT” and it is not quite ready for prime time, though it seems to offer a great stepping stone to be used to target the …

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Secure IT Alert: Adobe releases Acrobat, Coldfusion, Reader, Shockwave and Flash updates #security #adobe

Secure IT Alert for Friday, February 11th, 2011 Adobe has beat out Microsoft for the number of vulnerabilities addressed on Patch Tuesday with the unleashing of a plethora of patches for their Acrobat, Reader, Coldfusion, Shockwave Player and Flash Player. Reader’s updates are considered CRITICAL and there 29 holes that are plugged… Shockwave comes in second with 21 CRITICAL vulnerabilities …

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Google Chrome Browser Continues to Gain Ground in the Browser Wars

Are you still using Internet Explorer? The majority of people are that hit our website and most others that track this information, but, as you can see from the graph on the right, alternative browsers are gaining ground. Microsoft Internet Explorer, like it or not, is the de facto “standard” that web sites and web applications are built to support. …

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Greenville & Upstate Computer Repair Nightmares?

Today, while talking with a client, I was reminded how different Homeland Secure IT is from some of the other PC service companies. This client told me how much money she had spent at one repair facility and her problem was not taken care of at all. She initially took her computer in for a diagnoses of an issue, which …

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Secure IT Alert: Koobface Variant Infects Linux, Mac & Windows Systems

Homeland Secure IT Alert Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, October 28, 2010 In the news today you will find that a new variant of the infamous Koobface is making the rounds via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Unsuspecting users are enticed to click a video link in a direct message which links to a bogus …

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