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October 5, 2017 Comments off

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KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerabilities and the Mac OS/iOS Universe

MacRumors.com

“Apple has already patched serious vulnerabilities in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks, the company told iMore’s Rene Ritchie this morning.“

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense (Kaspersky Labs)
Wall Street Journal

The hackers appear to have targeted the contractor after identifying the files through the contractor’s use of a popular antivirus software made by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab…

Critical Code in Millions of Macs Isn’t Getting Apple’s Updates
Wired

Researchers dug into the deep-seated, arcane code in Apple machines known as EFI, and found it’s often dangerously neglected. Read the full story

The Quick Link: Macintosh Recycling Resources

February 25, 2011 Comments off


There are some wonderful resources out there for you to recycle your Mac (or PC) no matter what part of the country you live in. Over time, RecycleMac will do short blogs for you about these resources – and we’d love to get your comments and suggestions too. Remember that if you’re in the Washington, DC area, MacRecycleClinic will take your PowerMac G4, G5 and Intel machines for refurbishing back into the community (or for parts if it can’t be repaired). Project Reboot in Rockville, Maryland is a great place to recycle PCs. But if you want more choices let’s start with:

APPLE

Apple’s recycling page is right off their home page. Apple actually doesn’t care if you have a Mac or a PC (or monitor) – they’ll help you recycle them all: “Send us your old computer — Mac or PC. If it has monetary value, we’ll apply that toward an Apple Gift Card. If it doesn’t have monetary value, we’ll recycle it responsibly for you.” They’ll also take your older iPods and any cell phone: “Send us your old iPod or any mobile phone by mail, free. Or bring your old iPod to an Apple Retail Store for 10 percent off a new one.”

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