How to remove SearchBaron.com virus from Mac
Any web browser is intended to be an ultimately user-friendly tool where the whole customization and features are at one’s fingertips. Ideally, things are just as smooth as that and don’t deviate from the norm unless a piece of malware interferes with a victim’s web experience. Such a disruption occurs when the Search Baron virus infects a Mac and iteratively redirects the browser to bing.com without asking for the admin’s consent.
Remove Yahoo Search redirect virus from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)
Browser preferences are among the fundamentals of regular computer use, being nifty shortcuts to personalize one’s Internet experience. This convenience works flawlessly until a piece of malware shows up. The category of harmful code called adware is the one to blame for tweaking victims’ web navigation defaults, as is the case with the Yahoo redirect virus on Mac. This article explains the mechanics of said attack vector.
Apple pays researcher $100,000 for reporting a new security bug
A developer earns a bug bounty reward for reporting a Sign in with Apple zero-day vulnerability that could allow a hacker to access users’ online accounts. When the “Sign in with Apple” service debuted in June 2019, it was praised for being a highly private way to authenticate with websites and applications. According to the company’s announcement made at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, it was supposed to become a decent alternative to long-standing counterparts backed by Google and Facebook.
Apple sends 11 email advisories alerting users to security loopholes
Apple has issued email advisories covering 11 security flaws in its software and hardware products, with the fixes being available through the latest updates. The remedying roll-outs of Apple’s operating system versions for both desktop and mobile devices came in quick succession after these security alerts reached the general public. Patches are always welcome, especially if they are deployed proactively so that cybercriminals get hardly any chance to exploit weaknesses.
Remove UtilityParze (UtilityParse 1.0) virus from Mac
Counterintuitively, the landscape of Mac threats isn’t dominated by severe-impact predators such as ransomware. Instead, it’s populated most densely by applications that cause little harm but prevent users from surfing the web like they routinely do. Viruses such as UtilityParze / UtilityParse typify this category as they focus on diminishing the Internet experience without significantly extending their reach to other areas of macOS.
How to remove unwanted default search engine from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac
It’s hard to overestimate the usefulness of web surfing preferences that can be configured at will. They are the key that opens a door into a seamless user experience. With the whole indisputable benefits of this feature in place, malicious actors can exploit it in a snap. This is the case with numerous Mac adware strains that override one’s original browser setting to drive hits to fake search engines displaying intrusive ads. If this unauthorized change happens, the malicious effects should be reversed without further ado.