MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug makes hacking it easy

Mac computers with High Sierra installed (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/macos-high-sierra-root-bug-makes-hacking-it-easy.html

Powered by WPeMatico

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

macos

Mac malware discovered that can snap screenshots and use your webcam.

The post New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243060-new-mac-malware-discovered-using-antique-code-spy-users?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple to release OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app today

Mac users are expected to get a major mid-cycle software upgrade later Wednesday with the free release of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the all-new Photos app for Yosemite.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/45357f9f/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A40C0A80Capple0Eto0Erelease0Eos0Ex0E10A10A30Eupdate0Ewith0Enew0Ephotos0Eapp0Etoday/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years

Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple’s A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/425160d8/sc/5/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A10C140Capple0Emay0Eshun0Eintel0Efor0Ecustom0Ea0Eseries0Echips0Ein0Enew0Emacs0Ewithin0E10E20Eyears/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple's OS X Spotlight found to ignore e-mail privacy settings

Mac owners who regularly make use of OS X’s built-in Mail application and Spotlight search should take care when searching through e-mail messages, as Spotlight’s preview functionality has been shown to ignore Mail’s remote content settings and could inadvertently transmit unintended data to email senders.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4229f600/sc/4/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A10C0A90Capples0Eos0Ex0Espotlight0Efound0Eto0Eignore0Ee0Email0Eprivacy0Esettings/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

PC to Mac Migrations Made Simple by proVanceTek

MacMigrationMaking the switch from Windows to OS X can be a pretty daunting task, especially if you’ve grown up using one system for your entire life. But migrating across to OS X doesn’t have to be difficult. Given the range of Mac programs now available and the better compatibility with existing Windows peripherals, such as mice and keyboards, it is a lot easier to do than it used to be, especially since the switch over to Intel-based systems.

There are plenty of rumours flitting around that may swing you towards not switching over to a Mac. Of course, opinions are strongly divided between Windows and OS X users, but I can tell you now that most of these rumours are wrong, so don’t let yourself be swayed by them.

One of the main reasons people hold back on switching to OS X is the lack of compatibility with Windows, however this is mostly untrue. Most common Windows programs have a separate Mac version and a lot of external peripherals (such as mice, keyboards, external hard drives and monitors) are fully compatible with OS X.

We recently worked with a client to migrate two of their Windows machines over to Mac, one a Dell laptop to a MacBook Pro and the other a Dell desktop to a MacMini. The process is fairly simple and, generally, can be completed by the even the most novice user. Our client, however, typically ask us to complete these type of projects for them because it’s less hassle for them and because, on the off chance there’s any issues, we can resolve any problems that arise during the migration process.