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Your Macbooks Could Be Attacked Through These Popular Apps.

According to a security researcher via ArsTechnica, your MacBooks might be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks thanks to a flaw found in the older version of a software update called Sparkle ( Sparkle is a popular third-party framework that allows developers to push out updates) used by most third-party apps.
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The flaw gives an attacker the access to install malicious codes on your MacBooks and it doesn’t matter if you are using the latest version of the Mac OS.
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Do bear in mind that apps downloaded officially (i.e. from the App Store) are not affected. However, we know that for power users, downloading third party apps is almost a necessity. The apps confirmed by Ars Technica include Camtasia 2 v2.10.4, uTorrent v1.8.7, Sketch v3.5.1 and DuetDisplay v1.5.2.4, VLC, Adium and many others. You can also identify these apps using the method below:

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To protect yourself, Update to the latest Sparkle version (Click here),  you should also avoid using unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
I guess the really long vacation from the world of viruses/malware is finally over!

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4 comments on “Your Macbooks Could Be Attacked Through These Popular Apps.

  1. Pete says:

    Lol @ eyin omo apple. You never cease to make me smile ?.. Even if we are not safe in the mac os world. I’d pick this flaw or vulnerabilities over using a windows pc. The thought alone .. Ughhh

  2. Anonymous says:

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    i loose my phone tecno C8 So, how can i get it back to me ,
    i hav’d IMEI no_ that U said but i dnt know the proceduar that i will bee to found it.
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  3. Michael Effiong says:

    Thanks for the awesome tips.

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