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Condemning Trump, Jobs’ anniversary, Patcher ransomeware, free password manager

Steve Jobs was born 24th February 1955 (image from KRW).
Steve Jobs was born 24th February 1955 (image from KRW).

Apple condemns Trump withdrawal of transgender bathroom use protections — Apple on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students, condemning the action as an effort that sets back human rights initiatives.
“Apple believes everyone deserves a chance to thrive in an environment free from stigma and discrimination,” Apple said. “We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals. We disagree with any effort to limit or rescind their rights and protections.”

Steve Jobs was born this day in 1955 — That’s 24th February (I’m in New Zealand, so we’re a day ahead of most places).

New ransomware program for macOS dubbed ‘Patcher’ discovered — A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay, reports Macworld. ‘Patcher’ is actually OSX/Filecoder.E and masquerades as a cracking tool for commercial software like Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Microsoft Office for Mac and is being distributed as a BitTorrent download. [In other words, it’s downloaded by those who want to ‘crack’ commercial software so they can use it without paying.]

B-Eng giving away a free Password Manager tool for macOS — B-Eng has introduced Password Manager, a free new password managing tool for macOS. It lets your organize passwords in groups with individual lists for each group, the creation of templates for both groups and entries and protection with either a master password or fingerprint for Macs that support Touch ID.