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Safari 14 will introduce Face ID and Touch ID for the web

Safari 14 will introduce Face ID and Touch ID for the web

Apple is bridging the gap between its proprietary biometric authentication features and websites for a seamless sign-in experience not relying on passwords. Those using an iPhone, an iPad, or a MacBook with the Touch Bar onboard should be familiar with the Face ID and Touch ID features. They enable biometric authentication to log into applications so instead of the traditional username and password combo. Apple is planning to extend the use cases of these mechanisms far beyond apps and services.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove SafeFinder virus from Mac in Safari, Chrome, Firefox [June 2020 upd]

Remove SafeFinder virus from Mac in Safari, Chrome, Firefox [June 2020 upd]

Macs are just as prone to adware attacks as Windows PCs are. Although these aren’t high-profile compromise incidents, they cause a great deal of trouble to users by badly affecting the web surfing facet of computing. The multi-platform and cross-browser potentially unwanted application called Safe Finder triggers a noxious redirect activity, where victims keep hitting search.safefinder.com or search.macsafefinder.com without intending to at all. Read this article to learn what goals this hijacker pursues and how to get rid of it on macOS.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove LinkBranch (Link Branch 1.0) virus from Mac

Remove LinkBranch (Link Branch 1.0) virus from Mac

Mac owners are generally on the safe side when it comes to avoiding severe threats such as ransomware, but Apple computers are being heavily targeted by adware. These apps are trivial in terms of the damage being caused, but the nuisance facet of their impact is tremendous. LinkBranch is an example of relatively low-risk malware that diminishes its victims’ online experience by showing ads and rerouting the browser to unwanted sites.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Malware authors use a new trick to circumvent macOS Catalina defenses

Malware authors use a new trick to circumvent macOS Catalina defenses

Security researchers discovered an unusual malware campaign targeting Mac computers that gets around the security mechanisms built into macOS Catalina. The devious scheme recently added to Mac malware makers’ genre allows harmful code to bypass Apple’s app notarization process. This security routine has been a part of the Gatekeeper feature since the October 2019 release of macOS Catalina 10.15. It raised the entry bar for suspicious software by displaying a popup alert whenever a user tries to execute an unverified program.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to uninstall Global Protect VPN from Mac

How to uninstall Global Protect VPN from Mac

Whereas using a VPN used to be an exotic prerogative of privacy addicts, it has turned into a normal habit that keeps all things Internet secured from undesirable tampering. It comes as no surprise that the Global Protect VPN app for Mac is gaining traction, especially in business circles. However, this tool is known to have been exposed to several exploitation scenarios in the not-so-distant past, so some users may want to get rid of it.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Some Mac applications tend to become more resource-intensive as they evolve. This is a normal upshot of advanced features being brought to users’ fingertips, but it might also be a source of performance issues on older machines that lack RAM and CPU power to cope with growingly complex tasks thrown at them. Whilst a popup alert saying “Your computer is low on memory” seems to be a symptom of such a predicament, it could as well mean that the Mac is infected with a virus.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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