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Tag: mac os
A few days ago, I discussed with a supposedly IT expert and professional that gave me the “Apple & Mac OS products do not need any security softwares (anti-virus & all)” and “there is no such thing as a malware on Apple products” speech. Since the first danger is blissful ignorance, we decided to relay some links here and leave you the conclusion. By this post, we do not make any judgment on any product. We are merely relaying existing public information.
Here is a few links regarding this allegation:
- Mac malware found in malformed Word documents – is China to blame?
- Does apple recommend running anti-virus software with snow leopard? ”
It is always wise to have protection. Even with Mac’s being a low target of viruses. Typically you can pick up a computer virus although, it might not affect your Mac you can pass it on to your Windows Friends/Co-workers. Rather you use Snow Leopard or any other version of Mac OS you should consider an antivirus software. However, I would not rush out in panic.
- Apple suggests Mac users install antivirus software: “Apple is recommending that Mac users install antivirus software.”
- As they did in June 2007, Apple again encourages Mac users to use multiple antivirus utilities
- Apple quietly recommends using antivirus software
- OS X Mountain Lion: Protect your Mac from malware
- OS X Mountain Lion: What is malware?
- How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware : From support.apple.com “A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender “anti-virus” software to solve the issue.”
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard and malware detection
- OS X Lion: Protect your Mac from malware
The libfvde project’s open source library and tools allow users to access data on volumes that have been encrypted with Apple’s FileVault2 hard disk encryption program on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. With libfvde and fvdetools, these volumes can be read using either a Mac OS X or a Linux system.
KeePass Password Safe 2.x is an open-source password management utility for Microsoft Windows, compatible with Linux, Mac OS X, and a variety of other systems via mono. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KeePass)
As described on KeePass's setup instruction page, it is possible to run the software under Linux (and more) using mono. Since other required packages are mentionned without their specific names for Crunchbang Linux (or more generally Debian), I though I would share the results of my researches with you.
To install the required package, just execute one of the two following commands in a terminal:
- sudo aptitude install mono-2.0-devel libmono-winforms2.0-cil xdotool libmono-system-runtime2.0-cil
- sudo apt-get install mono-2.0-devel libmono-winforms2.0-cil xdotool libmono-system-runtime2.0-cil