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[21 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,733 views]

The now shipping iPhone 5 has been the focus of attention this week. However, there are important Mac security updates available for OS X, iTunes 10.7, Safari 6.0.1 and security updates that you really need to download and install. Two …

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[20 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,721 views]

Mountain Lion users that have downloaded and installed OS X 10.8.2 already have Safari 6.0.1. However, those running Lion, need to check Software Updates (Mac App Store) for this important update of Apple’s default browser, which includes patches for dozens …

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[13 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 4,468 views]

Wednesday’s iPhone 5 keynote address introduced a lot of new products that we won’t get to lay our hands on for weeks. Included therein is iTunes 11, but that long-awaited whole-number rewrite isn’t coming until October. In the meantime, Apple …

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[6 Sep 2012 | One Comment | 1,708 views]

There has been a lot of security drama around Java for Mac recently. Once upon a time, this wouldn’t have been felt on the fairer platform, but the Mac’s growth has made the rest of us a target. Thankfully, there …

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[31 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,717 views]

It is good to see folk taking care of business. Though Photoshop is rarely (ever?) used as a hacker attack vector, Adobe has addressed an issue in Photoshop CS6 that could result in someone pwning your Mac. Additionally, this update …

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[31 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,329 views]

This issue generated no Mac malware threat, but it has already been addressed nonetheless. What a huge difference between Apple handling Java updates and Oracle — we would have waited weeks if not months for Apple to deliver and that …

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[14 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,487 views]

Earlier this year, the FlashBack trojan spread quickly, infecting more than 500,000 Macs, because Apple was too slow in preparing and getting Java security patches out. With Oracle now delivering Java for Mac direct, rather than first passing code through …

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[12 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | 2,085 views]

The noise about Mac security has died down, but not the need for solid antivirus — set it up to run, update and forget it about. And, now, the best (IMHO) free AV app, ClamXav, is more OS X Mountain Lion …

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[25 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,719 views]

A growing number of Mac users have developed a twitch. Though we certainly don’t have the problems inherent to Windows, nowhere near that level anxiety, malware is increasingly a problem and the OSX/Crisis trojan is just latest malevolent cloud to …

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[25 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 2,956 views]

Apple has rolled a rather hefty OS X Mountain Lion security patch, tipping the scales at an impressive 1.16GB and tagged with the words, “Install this update as soon as possible.” And, there’s a reason for the tonnage as this …

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[12 Jun 2012 | One Comment | 1,411 views]

Has there been a FlashBack trojan resurgence? Apple has issued fresh Java updates for both OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, covering a long list of Java-flavored security issues including the nasty “arbitrary code execution” kind.
However, MacFixIt reports that Apple’s …

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[22 May 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,266 views]

Viruses on the Mac — self replicating and spreading malware — are nonexistent, though there seems to be no shortage of trojans, such as the infamous FlashBack Trojan which infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. Whether the current threat is …

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[14 May 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,313 views]

Our favorite fruit company has done the right thing. Although it’s been over a year since Apple last updated Leopard security and more than two-and-a-half years since the last OS X 10.5 update was released, here we have fresh patches …

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[9 May 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,229 views]

Although Apple has gotten grief for being slow to issue patches for security vulnerabilities, the biggest problem facing users is their near steadfast refusal to install the available updates. With Safari 5.1.7, Apple’s taking a proactive approach by disabling old …

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[8 May 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,393 views]

Our friends in Redmond have been scrambling to patch a series of security and bug issues. This time around Microsoft is hoping to wrangle a memory issue that can result in malicious code running on your Mac, which most definitely …