Mac App Electrum Wallet With Backdoor Spotted in Wild

· Andrew Orr · Link

Backdoored electrum wallet

An Electrum wallet with a backdoor has been spotted in the wild by ConfiantIntel. They noticed that it’s another example of a piece of malware notarized by Apple. Link to tweet thread below.

These fake wallets were introduced during a Malvertising attack our security team discovered early this week, involving the hacking of a Major SSP. The hackers redirected the victims to https://electrum-4.github[.]io/ asking them to install an update of the electrum wallet.

In a separate tweet, it looks like one of Patrick Wardle’s tools can detect it.

Offsite Backups: Insurance for Treasured Files

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

According to Dr. Mac, if you want to avoid the risk of losing your photos, music, videos, documents, bookmarks, and every other precious file on your Mac, you absolutely, positively must have at least one offsite backup.

Microsoft Adds M1 Support to Visual Studio Code

· Andrew Orr · Link

M1 visual studio code

Microsoft announced on Friday support for M1 Macs for its Visual Studio Code software.

We are happy to announce our first release of stable Apple Silicon builds this iteration. Users on Macs with M1 chips can now use VS Code without emulation with Rosetta, and will notice better performance and longer battery life when running VS Code. Thanks to the community for self-hosting with the Insiders build and reporting issues early in the iteration.

Jamf Sees Boost From Strong Apple Enterprise Demand

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Jamf logo

Jamf, the Apple-focused device management firm, reported strong revenue for both Q4 2020 and the year as a whole. It follows increasing enterprise demand for Apple products. Furthermore, the company is now manager over 20 million devices, 9to5 Mac reported.

One of the key financial figures Jamf has been reporting is annual recurring revenue (ARR). Jamf’s Q4 recurring revenue grew 40% year-over-year to $70 million; its fiscal year recurring revenue rose 42% to $249.2 million. “We finished 2020 with high growth across every product, geography, and the top 10 industries we serve, demonstrating the strength and diversity of our platform,” said Dean Hager, CEO of Jamf. “As we look to 2021, we’ll continue to expand the breadth and depth of our Apple Enterprise Management platform to enhance our value to customers and accelerate further penetration of Apple in the enterprise.” Jamf had set a goal of managing 20 million Apple devices by the end of 2020 way back in 2015. The company ended the year with 20.4 million Apple devices on its platform with more than 47,000 customers.

Find Where You Can Buy Girl Scout Cookies With This App

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

It is, (I’m told by U.S. colleagues!) the time of year for Girl Scout Cookies. Obviously, fewer people are out and about to buy them in front of stores and the like this year. However, there is an official iPhone and iPad app to help you find where they are being sold available in the App Store, so you don’t have to miss out.

Find Where You Can Buy Girl Scout Cookies With This App

New Puzzle Game ‘SP!NG’ Arrives on Apple Arcade

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The latest game from SMG Studio has arrived to Apple Arcade. It’s called SP!NG and it’s like a stress ball for your brain. With only one touch, flow through hundreds of hand-crafted levels. Unlock new themes that change the look and feel of your experience. Earn new characters and perfect levels to unlock new challenging modes. Features: 180+ levels (and more to come), Daily challenges, 5 themes, and 40 characters to unlock.

New Puzzle Game ‘SP!NG’ Arrives on Apple Arcade

Apple TV+ Earns Three Nominations at the Saturn Awards

· Charlotte Henry · Link

For all mankind season three poster

Apple TV+ has picked up three Saturn Awards nominations from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, AppleInsider reported. This might not be quite up there with the Golden Globes and other awards the stream service’s content has been put forward for, but no doubt every piece of recognition will be welcomed.

“For All Mankind,” is nominated in the Best Fantasy Television Series category. It will compete against shows including “Outlander,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” Similarly, “Amazing Stories” will compete against “The Mandalorian,” “His Dark Materials,” and, perhaps oddly, also “Perry Mason” for Best Television Presentation (Under 10 Episodes). Lastly, “Servant” is nominated in the Best Horror Television Series category, opposite such dramas as “The Walking Dead,” and “Creepshow.”

If This Then Bob – TMO Daily Observations 2021-03-04

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Today Kelly is joined by Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus to discuss If This Then That, and some of the ways you can use the service to automate your life.