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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.
While malware scanners can detect threats once definitions for them are available, you can monitor or lock your systems' launch agents folders to more proactively prevent attacks on your system.
Yet another malware variant is being sent to Uyghur activists via e-mail spam; however, for updated systems the threat is nonexistent.
New attacks exploit the Java plug-in as well as simply use Java to run locally when tricking users.
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.
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.
The Flashback malware threat for OS X is on a steep decline, but still underscores that Mac systems are not immune to threats.
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.
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.
A short tutorial on "launchd".