As expected, Apple has just released OS X El Capitan (version 10.11) to the public, its twelfth major release of OS X, Apple’s desktop and server operating system for Macs. Update: Please read the update below.
Apple releases OS X El Capitan with improved performance, revamped Mission Control, and enhanced window management with Split View
Two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered by Italian teen that can give hackers remote access to your Mac
Two newly-discovered zero-day vulnerabilities in OS X, discovered by 18-year-old Italian Luca Todesco, could give hackers remote access to your Mac. The find comes just days after Apple issued an update to patch a local privilege escalation vulnerability.
Creating a passcode for individual applications should be a built-in feature for all devices. Jailbreakers and Android users are probably aware of tweaks and applications that may do this for your mobile device. But what about your Mac? Well, using Mac App Blocker you can password protect individual applications, with an added security ingrained in the software.
Your password is the virtual key used to lock and unlock your computer, bank account, Facebook login, or Wi-Fi network. With so many passwords floating around in your head it’s pretty commonplace to forget which one is which. Apple designed iCloud Keychain to make accessing all of your passwords across all of your devices pretty easy. But you can access your Wi-Fi passwords just using Terminal as well.
Apple has vowed to eliminate the Thunderstrike 2 exploit in Macs “as soon as possible,” according to The Guardian. The promise comes just days after the firmware worm was first made public by a team of security researchers at LegbaCorp.