For a long time, one of the most common reasons for buying an Apple computer over a Windows-based one was that the former was less susceptible to viruses and other malware. However, the perceived invulnerability of Macs to all manner of computer nasties may not have any grounding in reality – or at least, not anymore. Earlier this month, a new tech support scam found its way onto iMacs and MacBooks, and froze the user’s … More
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Users who want to be warned each time their Mac’s camera and microphone are switched on – either by a legitimate process or, more importantly, by malware – can try out OverSight, a free tool created by Patrick Wardle. Wardle, who’s Director of Research at Synack but also likes to write OS X tools in his free time, is scheduled to present the tool today at the Virus Bulletin conference in Denver, along with his … More
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