Root Security Flaw Apple High Sierra Mac

On Macs running the latest version of High Sierra — 10.13.1 (17B48) — it appears that anyone can log in just by putting “root” in the user name field. This is a huge, huge problem. Apple will fix it probably within hours, maybe. Do not leave your Mac unattended until this is resolved. The bug [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Apple, Managed IT Security, Managed IT Services|0 Comments

Security flaw exposed in Adobe flash player

Researchers at Trend Micro have uncovered a flaw in all versions of Adobe flash player that put Linux, Mac and Windows users in jeopardy alike. The vulnerability was discovered after a recent attack by the hacker coalition known as Pawn Storm. Trend Micro claims the exploit could allow attackers to gain complete control of an [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple Upgrade to El Capitan

The El Capitan operating system upgrade for Apple OSx devices (Macbooks, etc.), which is is over 6GB in size and will take more than 6 hours to download at 3Mbps. Please be aware that a new release intended to fix the many issues with Yosemite (including especially its WiFi problems) is available for download from [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hackers infiltrate Apple’s app store via an XcodeGhost

The app store, previously thought to be impervious to hackers thanks to a stringent app review process on Apple's part, has been compromised. A Palo Alto security firm claims select developers have unknowingly tainted their own apps with malicious software thanks to a compromised version of Apple's app developing software, known as Xcode. In order [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Office 2016 for Mac is now available

What's new: Unmistakably Office Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac features a redesigned Ribbon menu similar to the Windows and iPad® versions. You can navigate your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with familiar Mac OS Multi-Touch gestures. And it's all sharper and clearer than ever on your Retina display. Your best work anywhere, anytime Access your [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Version of Outlook for Mac Leaked

New Version of Outlook for Mac Leaked in Screenshots, Release Date Still Unclear Monday October 27, 2014 12:50 pm PDT by Juli Clover Earlier this year, rumors suggested that Microsoft was preparing to launch a new version of Office for Mac in 2014, and now images of what is said to be a new version [...]

By | October 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple OS X Mavericks bash Update OS X

Apple released security fixes for Shellshock, update your macs OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mavericks This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

By | October 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Configuring Comcast Email on a Mac

Configuring Apple Mail to Use Comcast Email Select Mail from the toolbar, then select Preferences from the drop-down menu. Mac OS X - Mail application - Mail menu Click Accounts and then click the + icon in the lower left corner. In the first window, enter your Full Name, Email Address ([email protected]), and Password in [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bash or Shellshock bug

A new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug could spell disaster for major digital companies, small-scale Web hosts and even Internet-connected devices. The quarter-century-old security flaw allows malicious code execution within the bash shell (commonly accessed through Command Prompt on PC or Mac's Terminal application) to take over an operating system and [...]

By | September 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Users

SERVICE NOTIFICATION #2 For Parallels Desktop® 8 for Mac Users If you intend to upgrade to the upcoming Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10), please note that Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac will NOT run on OS X Yosemite (10.10). You will not be able to launch your Windows virtual machine or directly use your files [...]

By | September 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments