Researchers at antivirus provider Malwarebytes spotted a Web-based campaign that attempts to trick OS X and iOS users into thinking there’s something wrong with their devices. The ruse starts with a pop-up window that’s designed to look like an official OS notification. “Critical Security Warning!” it says. “Your Device (iPad, iPod, iPhone) is infected with a malicious adward [sic] attack.” It goes on to provide a phone number people can call to receive tech support.
➥ Support scams that plagued Windows users for years target Mac [Security]
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➥ Free iOS development training [Education]
Following the discovery — and subsequent fix — of yet another critical Adobe Flash vulnerability last week, Apple activated its Web plug-in blocking capability for OS X Safari to protect Mac users from what Adobe describes as “limited, targeted attacks.”
➥ Apple blocks old, unsafe Adobe Flash plug-in versions in OS X Safari [Security]
Apple cannot unlock an iPhone for government investigators “in most cases now and in the future,” lawyers for the company said in a brief submitted to a U.S. District Court, while acknowledging it had some access to the phone at the heart of a Justice Department case.
➥ Unlocking an iPhone for investigators impossible in ‘in most cases,’ Apple tells court [Security]
I’ve been banned from wearing the watch at work, which puts me at risk of missing out on some sweet vinyl pre-orders, so this Frankenstein disaster will keep it hidden on my upper arm, past my rolled-up sleeves.
➥ Wearing the Apple Watch further up your arm [Tip]
With El Capitan, you can now set your Mac so it will begin accepting dictation upon a spoken command. Here’s how.
➥ How to start Dictation with a spoken word in OS X El Capitan [Tip]