Category Archives: Desktop

Security Alert: Mac OS X Vulnerability

DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit gives full superuser access Trivial application of this vulnerability allows installation of malware on your system. The known use case quietly installs MacKeeper, Vsearch and Geneio without your permission. Details of the exploit show that much worse could be done. WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL any new software on your Mac until further notice Apple is working on an Update.

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How to Block Adobe Flash Player

Adobe’s Flash is swiss cheese. It’s poorly written and frequently exploited. Some especially ugly exploits of late. https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa15-04.html Adobe has been left scrambling to patch. Again. Flash is Finally Dead For all the developers that have begged and pleaded for Flash to die, the day is finally here. Even for those that have stubbornly hung on

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OS X Yosemite Beta Program includes Photos

Photos on the desktop will replace both iPhoto and Aperture. Here is a first look a the replacement. http://www.macworld.com/article/2891146/get-your-hands-on-photos-for-os-x-with-yosemite-10-10-3-public-beta-release.html The Beta is open to everyone. Sign up for the Yosemite Beta Program here; https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/redemption