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IS Tuesday security tip : Apple malware…it does exist

Apple users have been relatively safe in the past. However this has now changed and infection of OSX (Apple) machines is a reality.

This is the advice from Sophos. OSX users need to :

  • Apply OSX updates as soon as possible after they are released.
  • Upgrade unsupported versions of OSX as a matter of priority. If you are running OSX version 10.6 or lower, you should get an upgrade now.
  • If you are still running an Apple with a PowerPC chip inside, it is time for a new computer.
  • Install an AV product. Remember that you are not allowed to connect a computer to the University network (including wireless and in halls) without AV protection.

Contact

If you’d like to discuss any issues or concerns about data security, please contact robbie.walker@port.ac.uk or mike.meredith@port.ac.uk.

You can read more about these issues at http://securityblog.port.ac.uk.

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