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Luxembourg CIRC develops LaunchAgent monitoring tool for OS X

Following my recent outlining of a procedure for monitoring LaunchAgents, the Luxembourg CIRC created an easy-to-use setup utility that handles the procedure for you.

By April 20, 2012

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New malware variant targets Uyghur Mac users

Yet another malware variant is being sent to Uyghur activists via e-mail spam; however, for updated systems the threat is nonexistent.

By April 25, 2013

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More Java-based malware plagues the cross-platform runtime

New attacks exploit the Java plug-in as well as simply use Java to run locally when tricking users.

By March 1, 2013

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New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell

New malware for OS X is making the rounds in security circles, called "Pintsized," but has not yet been determined to be much of a threat.

By February 19, 2013

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Don't like Mountain Lion's Notification Center? Quit it

While Apple's new Notification Center has its conveniences, some may prefer not to use it, but there's no direct way to turn it off.

By August 8, 2012

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Flashback malware infections drop to 30,000 Macs

The Flashback malware threat for OS X is on a steep decline, but still underscores that Mac systems are not immune to threats.

By April 19, 2012

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AppleScript Fun: Automatically changing Safari's downloads folder

Here is a fun approach for automatically changing Safari's downloads folder to an external drive that uses AppleScript. If you like scripting on a Mac then this may be for you.

By September 2, 2011

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MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions on only enabling specific fonts with Font Book, a iPhone migration or upgrade question about current apps, and a specific question on an article we wrote regarding "Fast Browser Search" being used as the search engine in Safari.

By June 18, 2010

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How processes get launched automatically on Leopard

A short tutorial on "launchd".

By November 29, 2007

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Tutorial: Getting into Login Items: Part 2

Tutorial: Getting into Login Items: Part 2

By September 12, 2005