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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 12, 2012


  • "First fake-installer Trojan for Mac OS: Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web informs users about a new Trojan for Mac OS X dubbed Trojan.SMSSend.3666. The malicious scheme used to spread this Trojan is notorious among many Windows users but until now it hasn't been employed to deceive owners of Macs. Trojan.SMSSend is a fake installer which can be downloaded from various sites under the guise of useful software." Dr. Web 8:23 AM
  • "New Trojan attempts SMS fraud on OS X users: The threat is minimal, but perhaps costly for those who fall for it." CNET Reviews 4:35 PM
  • "New Trojan attempts SMS fraud on OS X users" CNET Reviews 8:57 PM
  • "Report: new Mac malware hides as fake software installer" MacNN 8:23 AM
  • "New Mac Malware Scams Users Into Signing Up For Cellphone Charges" Forbes 1:56 PM
  • "Apple wins U.S. trademark for Mac boot chime" CNET News 8:58 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud lock for Macs is not very secure: While iCloud PINs are best used as a temporary means for securing Macs, there are other options in OS X for implementing robust long-term data and system security." MacFixIt 3:08 PM
  • "Switching from Windows to OS X? Make this your first OS X purchase" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "How to create podcast chapters" Macworld 11:05 AM
  • "Apple Improves iTunes Gift Card Redemptions for the Holidays" TidBITS 10:47 AM
  • "Cloudee video storage and sharing Software Review: Store iPhone video online; view, share and download at will" Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Make iCloud Work More Like iDisk Used To With iClouDrive [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to Create Mailing Labels for Your Holiday Cards" Mactuts+ 8:44 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Build A Massive Website And Not Worry About Servers" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Try The Clever New Way To Lock The Screen, Secure Your Mac And Get Informed" NoodleMac 7:48 AM
  • "I Don't Need This Mac Calculator But You Know Someone Who Does" TeraTalks 7:48 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Write And Take Notes Like It's 1982 (pre Mac apps)" BohemianBoomer 7:48 AM
  • "The unlikely persistence of AppleScript"  Macworld 11:05 AM
  • "'Is there any setting or plugin that will cause read email to immediately and automatically disappear from the Unread Email folder after closing the email without me having to click away and then back again?' I think that this is a symptom of a larger mail issue that I fear Apple will never deal with. For example, through auto forwarding from all of my email accounts, all of my messages arrive in one of three IMAP or Exchange accounts. I have a rule setup in Mail that color codes the summary of each mail message based on which account the message arrives in. I use Red, Blue and Green. That works perfectly for new mail messages received." MacInTouch 8:51 AM
  • "Every six months I produce a 20 page magazine for my local church. The press quality pdf is printed by a local printers who do a good job and have no problems with it. After distributing the printed magazine I reduce the pdf size from 30-40 MB to 2-5 MB before adding it to the church website. I have no problem under Snow Leopard reducing the file size of a press quality pdf produced in Adobe CS1. ... I just tried using Preview in Mountain Lion to reduce the size of the pdf produced in Snow Leopard CS1. The quartz filters appear to be available but do not seem to be invoked when selected as the file saving is very fast and the pdf file size stays unchanged. Has anyone managed to get these pdf size reduction quartz filters to work in Mountain Lion, and how?" MacInTouch 8:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "FxFactory Pro – Plugins for FCP, Motion and After Effects" noise industries 1:48 PM
  • "New Accordance Releases: N.T. Wright Commentary Set" Accordance 11:00 AM
  • "Iron Sky Invasion Brings The Fight To Mac Game Store" Inside Mac Games 8:56 AM
  • "Corrupt Mac Volumes Can Now Be Fixed with Stellar's Volume Repair" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Fun Greetings Deluxe for OS X: Easily Print + Email Stunning Photo Cards" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Mac Wallpapers: Earth at Night Satellite Photos" FairerPlatform 7:44 AM