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Researchers Discover Malware That Targets Apple Mac Computers and Cryptocurrency Exchanges

If you ever check bitcoin prices on a cryptocurrency exchange, make sure you delete your digital cookies. Failing to do so may put your personal data like passwords, credit card information, and …
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Apple’s Enterprise Wins Shadowed by Uptick in Mac Malware: Researchers – Wall Street Journal (blog)


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Apple's Enterprise Wins Shadowed by Uptick in Mac Malware: Researchers
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The CIO, who asked not to be identified because he didn't want his company to become a target, told CIO Journal that the company had not seen an increase in Mac OS-related viruses in its network. Still, he said it did stand to reason that companies
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Apple Announces ResearchKit Available to Medical Researchers

Apple today announced that ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research, is now available. Medical researchers will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps, and developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework. “We are delighted and encouraged by the response to ResearchKit from the medical and research community and the participants contributing to medical research. Studies that historically attracted a few hundred participants are now attracting participants in the tens of thousands,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “Medical researchers all over the world are actively exploring how ResearchKit can help them study even more diseases, and we believe the impact on global understanding of health and wellness will be profound.”
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Failed Apple Rootpipe Fix Leaves Backdoor On All Macs, Researchers Claim

When Apple Apple released the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this month, it claimed to have fixed a significant flaw, a backdoor named Rootpipe, that had been resident on its computers since 2011. But, due to some uncodified Apple policy on …
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Apple Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers New Tools

Apple today announced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed for medical and health research that can help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with ResearchKit for studies on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. “iOS apps already help millions of customers track and improve their health. With hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world, we saw an opportunity for Apple to have an even greater impact by empowering people to participate in and contribute to medical research,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “ResearchKit gives the scientific community access to a diverse, global population and more ways to collect data than ever before.”
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