Category Archives: macOS

Silver Sparrow malware infects around 30,000 Macs

[German]Security researchers have detected a malware dubbed “Silver Sparrow” that has infected around 30,000 Macs, including the new machines with M1 chip. Here are a few information about that. Advertising

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Edge 88.0.705.50 released

[German]Microsoft has released the update to Edge 88.0.705.50 on January 21, 2021. It is a new version with some changes (FTP and Flash are omitted), numerous innovations but also various security fixes. Here is some information about it. Advertising

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Chrome 88.0.4324.96 fixes 36 vulnerabilities

[German]Google’s developers have updated the Chrome browser to version 88.0.4324.96 in the desktop version for Linux, macOS and Windows as of January 19, 2020. This security update fixes 36 vulnerabilities in the older browser versions. Advertising

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macOS 11 (Big Sur) bricks older MacBooks

[German]This is not good news for Apple and especially Apple device owners. After Apple has released its macOS 11 (Big Sur), owners of older Macs (especially MacBook Pros) who have been bricked with the update will get in touch. Advertising

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Enterprises: 84% would like to use Macs only

[German]Interesting result of a survey of enterprise IT staff conducted by Jamf regarding preferred device usage. More than three-quarters of companies that use Mac and non-Mac devices in parallel consider the Mac to be the more secure device and would … Continue reading

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Operating System / Windows / Browser Share (Nov. 2020)

[German]At the beginning of November 2020, I would like to take a look at the current figures for desktop operating system distribution as of the end of October 2020. In addition, there is a look at the browser shares on … Continue reading

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Parallels Standard no longer supports Windows 10 Betas

[German]Bad news for Mac users who use Parallels virtualization software in macOS to test Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. Parallels Standard no longer supports Windows 10 Insider Previews in the Beta Channel because the manufacturer has secretly removed a required … Continue reading

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Trend Micro Apex One and Office Scan XG vulnerable

[German]Administrators using Trend Micro’s Apex One, Apex One as a Service (SaaS) and Office Scan XG products as a protection solution on Windows and macOS need to act. The products are vulnerable through four vulnerabilities, but an update is available. … Continue reading

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Approach to deactivate almost any antivirus program

[German]Security researchers from Rack911 Labs describe a technique that can be used to leverage and disable almost any antivirus software on Windows or macOS. Although some AV vendors has improved their products, it’s not a good news for fans of … Continue reading

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Microsoft disables OneDrive thumbnails

[German]Microsoft has now also started to reduce the data traffic associated with the OneDrive online storage. Since a few days no preview images are displayed on macOS and Windows for several file types on synchronized local OneDrive files. Advertising

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