Avoiding malware, Mac marketshare, flood money for China


How to avoid Mac malware by using Gatekeeper and common sense — Two new attacks on Mac users and a coming change in macOS Sierra show that educating users [still] beats malware.
We’ve seen two new examples of OS X malware in the last week—Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor and OSX/Keydnap, both of which are blocked from executing unless a Mac’s settings are too liberal. The best weapon against Mac malware is your mind: recognising the key aspects of illegitimate software, and configuring your Mac correctly, go a long way toward avoiding a takeover.
(The ability to set a Mac to be vulnerable is about to change for the better in macOS Sierra, though.)

Apple’s Mac sheds marketshare in Q2, sinks to fifth place amid worldwide sales slowdown — Apple’s share of the global PC market took a substantial hit during a challenging second quarter, dropping the company down to fifth place among the world’s top computer manufacturers, according to preliminary numbers from market research firms Gartner and IDC.
[Apple must have been well aware of what it was gambling when it released no new hardware at WWDC this June.]

Apple donates US$1 million to help China deal with flooding — Apple has donated 7 million yuan (about $1 million) to the Chinese Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) as the country deals with its worst flood in years, reports USA Today.
It us the first US company to do so.


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