Dangerous new Mac malware fully compromises OS X

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Bitdefender found a new backdoor into OS X.
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Apple’s Mac systems have been exposed to a dangerous new piece of malware that allows attackers to take full control of OS X.

The new malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by security researchers, provides attackers with a backdoor into OS X systems by embedding a script into a fake file converter application that’s found on many reputable sites that sell Mac apps.

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Don’t worry about malware, just enjoy your Mac (and maybe win a MacBook Air)

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One quick selfie could win you a MacBook Air. Photo: Bitdefender
One quick selfie could win you a MacBook Air. Photo: Bitdefender
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Bitdefender Antivirus: Invaluable Security For Your Mac [Deals]

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Hackers are always hustling to find the next big loophole in computer and internet security. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this Cult of Mac Deals special offer so that you don’t get caught with your virtual pants down.

Bitdefender is premier anti-virus software that will secure your computer so vital information regarding your identity and finances remain tightly encrypted, and Cult of Mac Deals has one year of Bitdefender available for a very limited time for just $19.95 – a savings of 60%!

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Protect Your Mac Or PC With Bitdefender Antivirus [Deals]

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There are plenty of Mac users out there that need (or want) to have a Windows OS installed on their trusted machine as well. The problem is that with the Windows environment comes a greater risk of infection from spyware, malware, and viruses. The Mac isn’t impervious to these, either, but when you’re trying to protect both sides of your Mac it can be a daunting – or expensive – task.

This Cult of Mac Deals offer makes it that much easier to do because we’ve got Bitdefender up for grabs – and for only $40!

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Privacy App That Revealed Which Apps Are Tracking You Is Yanked From App Store

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Clueful helped identify "misdemeanant apps on your iPhone," but now it's gone.
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19% Of iOS Apps Access Your Address Book Without Your Permission… Until iOS 6 [Report]

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Do you know which apps are accessing your personal data?
Do you know which apps are accessing your personal data?
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This Week’s Must-Have iOS Apps: Yahoo! Axis, Diet Coda, Facebook Camera & More [Roundup]

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This week's roundup features new apps from Yahoo!, Facebook, Google, and more.
This week's roundup features new apps from Yahoo!, Facebook, Google, and more.
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Want To Know Which iOS Apps Are Accessing Your Personal Data? Clueful Tells You Everything

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Clueful promises to identify "misdemeanant apps on your iPhone."
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