Three quarters of the year already gone, and we’re now into April. Hopefully every one has/had a good Easter.
And didn’t fall for too many April fools day jokes.
Apple have announced WWDC 2023 for June, where I’m sure we’ll see info for iOS17 and macOS 14. But will we see new hardware?
Some more iOS updates this month, some fairly important ones to help secure down macOS and iOS a bit more. Plus still more info about MacStealer - so something to be aware of (as noted below).
Also looking and perhaps putting on some group training for those that may be interested - details below.
Hope all is running well in the Apple world for everyone!
Possible Training courses to be run
I’ve looking at the possibility of running some group sessions on Apple training.
To get an idea if people are interested in this, I have a survey link below with a few questions.
If you feel this may be something you’re interested in, please have a look and complete the survey here.
Thanks in advance. Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated.
** BEWARE ** “MacStealer malware has been identified
A security research firm have identified a new piece of Apple malware dubbed “MacStealer”. It has the ability to grab iCloud passwords, files and credit card details stored in browsers.
Thankfully, it’s something you have to download first. So as long as you’re cautious where (and what) you download off the internet and be aware of any installer asking for your computer password, then hopefully you should be alright. As it has to have actions from the user to install it. So if you’re vigilant in reading installers, checking what things are installing and just being aware - then you shouldn’t fall for activating it.
If you don’t have it already then MalwareBytes for Mac is well worth grabbing (Even just the free version is fine), as they regularly update it with new things out there.
You can download it from here.
And as long as you’re cautious and vigilant and keep regular backups, plus the above checker, all should be okay.
Apple also have a background checker for a lot of things called XProtect, so hopefully we’ll see that get updated in the next few days as well. (Though as this can be run as a standard download with user input - it may be harder to check for. I’m sure Apple will release some info over the next few days on this also).
Have you considered if your computer stops working or could be down for quite a while?
If your computer crashes or is down for a long period time, or even if it’s going to be away for service work for a while, have you considered the down time this could cause to yourself, your work and/or business?
There is a way that an external drive can be set up beforehand where in these sort of circumstances you can still be up and running relatively easy - even if your computer has to go away for days to be repaired.
It’s a relatively cheap and easy process.
If you would like to find out more about how this can be set up for yourself or your business please feel free to drop me an email or call to discuss.
Be aware of “Fake webpages” advising you need to update.
So there is a bit of a rise on the number of webpages or fake links that will try to trick you into calling a number or clicking a link to “update” some piece of software.
I’ve written a page with a bit more info on it here
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