Mac OS X

Apple Shuts Down “KeRanger” Mac OS X Ransomware

The first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers called “KeRanger" has been permanently shut down by Apple, TechCrunch is reporting. First reported by researchers at Palo Alto Networks, this ransomware can encrypt the data on a Mac so the user can no longer access it. After that, the hackers ask the user to pay them in digital currencies...

OS X Emulator OpenEmu Adds Support for PSX, N64 and More

OS X's best emulator just received a huge update. We first covered OpenEmu all the way back when it first released in late 2013, and the venerable emulator received arguably its biggest update since that very first release. Initially, the application supported a variety of 8 and 16-bit including Game Boy, GameBoy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear,...

Twitter Unveils Completely Revamped Desktop App for Mac OS X

Twitter has today unveiled a completely revamped Twitter for Mac desktop app at its "Twitter Flight" developer conference, TechCrunch reports. While the app won’t be launching publicly for the next few months or so, Twitter says that it is integrating new features like in-line Vine and video playback, group Direct Messages, photos in Direct Messages and...

Macs Made Before Mid-2014 Prone to Malware Vulnerability: Report

Security researcher and Apple hacker Pedro Vilaca has uncovered a zero-day vulnerability in Macs that allows unwanted persons to slip malware onto computers. The newly discovered security flaw apparently affects all older Macs, and builds on older flaws already uncovered by security researchers (via PC World). After finding that is it possible to gain access...

Here are 9 Cool Mac OS X Tricks You’ll Love to Use

ComputerWorld has put up a bunch of cool Mac OS X tricks on their website that you probably didn’t know of and once you do, we’re pretty sure you’ll love to use them. Here they are: Small Volume / Brightness By pressing Option-Shift and volume Up/Down, you can tweak your Mac volume in tiny increments. Look...

OS X and iOS are the Most Vulnerable Operating Systems (Said No One Ever)

Call it bullshit reporting or a publicity stunt, but according to security firm GFI, Apple's Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system of 2014, with the iOS platform coming in second. And it doesn’t stop here. The report goes on to claim that Microsoft's operating systems, especially the now defunct Windows RT platform, are the...

OS X Users Encountered Nine Cyber Threats on Average in 2014

According to the latest research from antivirus and internet security company Kaspersky Lab, the cyber threat to Mac OS X users is growing fast, with 1,499 new malicious programs detected in 2014. The Telegraph is reporting that every second user of Kaspersky Lab's products for Mac OS X was exposed to a malicious attack, with a total...