How fast is your connection? How much of that speed matters? How fast is your Mac? Why isn’t it faster? What devices can you see on your network? Why can’t you connect to all of them? This is what Mac Geek Gab is about. Posing questions, getting answers, and learning at least 5 new things. Learn your 5 now by pressing play!
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about malware on macOS (real) and Apple’s sole responsibility for the stock market’s wellbeing (not real).
Cryptocurrency malware has been found in Adobe Flash updates by researchers from Palo Alto Networks. It’s a Monero mining bot.
The FBI has solved the Fruitfly Mac malware case after fifteen years. It was created by a man from Ohio who was arrested in January 2017.
Google Chrome has a nifty way to reset a lot of its options to their defaults, from what your startup page is to your enabled extensions. This is incredibly helpful if you’ve managed to get some adware installed within that browser! We’ve got the cleanup details in today’s Quick Tip.
Kaspersky Labs wrote an informative blog post on why you don’t need an iOS antivirus app. In short, apps can’t access other apps’ data.
Researchers funded by the Department of Homeland Security recently found security flaws in millions of smartphones, including iPhones.
Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group discovered the MDM hack.
Your Mac’s root-level LaunchAgents folder is a common location for adware to store files. Why is this bad? Well, it could mean that malicious software launches automatically when you log in to any user account on your Mac, which is certainly not great. In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll talk about how to get there and what to look for!
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain what’s behind the FBI’s warning to reboot your home network router, plus they share their thoughts on the possibility of a Mac with an ARM processor.
So you’ve downloaded files to your Mac. What’s an easy way to see where they came from if you forget? Or how can you tell where your dad got that pirated copy of Microsoft Office? In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to see that info…and maybe help you call out your dad’s terrible computing habits.
This strain of Crossrider comes in the form of a fake Adobe Flash Player installer.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at what the pending demise of Google Play Music means for Apple Music, plus they have a warning about a new Flash malware threat on the Mac.
The Mac Observer has some best practices to make sure you’re safe from phishing attacks:
Here’s what to do if you think you were just tricked by a phishing email or message, and what to look for to minimize the risk of getting hooked.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to shed some light on the OSX/MaMi malware threat for the Mac, plus they share their perspective from the outside on CES 2018 trends.
There’s a new DNS highjacking malware for the Mac dubbed OSX/MaMi in the wild, and virus and malware checkers aren’t yet detecting.
If you have used the infected software, delete the software immediately and run an antivirus scan. To be completely safe you can also do a restore of your computer.
Malware is a real threat for many platforms, even Macs. Up until recently, malware scanners had to be launched manually to search for this software that could screw up your Mac, and perhaps compromise sensitive information. In this Mac Geek Gab Highlight, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton discuss new real-time scanning options, including the new Malwarebytes 3, its current memory leak issues, Drive Genius 5, and ClamXAV 2.
Why would that matter? If malicious actors controlled a DNA analyzer, they could directly affect analysis. Think misdiagnosis to cause harm, evidence tampering, or even information extortion.