Tag Archive: warning

Oct 01

Shellshock

Ok, lets start by clearing up one mis-reporting of this, It is NOT a virus. What is Shellshock ? It is a flaw in the “BASH ( bourne again shell ) which is a command line environment. Most Mac’s I’m sure running the test positive to the flaw, type into Terminal env x='() { :;}; …

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Apr 11

Heartbleed Bug….

Info taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26971363 But in summary theses are the “current” findings :- Name Vulnerable? Patched? Change password? Amazon No No need Only if shared with vulnerable service Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Apple Not clear Not clear Not clear Barclays No No Only if shared with vulnerable service eBay No No need Only …

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Oct 31

Western Digital and OS X Mavericks

WD has today released a report about possible data loss using WD Raid Manager and other similar software titles under OS X Mavericks Direct quote from WD below Dear WD Registered Customer, As a valued WD customer we want to make you aware of new reports of Western Digital and other external HDD products experiencing …

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Jul 31

Mountain Lion – Battery Life on MBA

It seems some users are getting very poor battery life on MacBook Air’s https://discussions.apple.com/message/19066510?tstart=0#19066510?tstart=0 Some have branded this as a “virus” , which it is not, it is a bug , Im sure apple at some point will address this, but those getting ready to upgrade, id advise that you have an up to date …

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Jul 30

Flashback and the Older Mac

Whilst doing a little research i came across the official release :-   A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs. Apple has released software updates for systems running OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 that will update Java to …

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May 02

Scams / Warnings

Yes this may seem obvious to most, However always best to cover this kind of ground to make sure all are safe. There have been two large scams going around ( though there are sadly more ) Either via Email :- Your family member / friend are stuck in a¬†foreign¬†land and need you to send …

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