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[14 Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | 5,497 views]

There’s a serious Java vulnerability that could indeed affect Mac security. The feds advise disabling Java because the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild and that upwards of 850 million computers are vulnerable. Meanwhile Oracle is promising that …

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[18 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,312 views]

Java was the future. In recent years, however, it’s gotten a bad name due to a string of nasty security vulnerabilities affecting just about everyone. Now, with things dying down of late and yet another Mac Java update available, perhaps …

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[14 Nov 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,657 views]

Whether you are still using Office or not, Microsoft’s dedication to providing security and functional updates is admirable. That said, it is time to feel good about Redmond’s Mac Office code monkeys as they release a trio of updates for …

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[6 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,223 views]

Adobe takes Flash security very, very serious. Well, it does now, but didn’t before (so much) and the latest Flash Player release is mostly about stuff for developers. There is an Opera update, too, which finally delivers Mountain Lion features, …

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[2 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,172 views]

Software is never finished. Apple underscored that point yesterday with the release of a string of Mac app updates. Whereas Safari 6.0.2 is all about security, the headline feature iPhoto and Aperture patches is Photo Stream with tweaks to dragging …

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[17 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,424 views]

The recent drama over Java security has largely died down, though it is hard to image the threat’s subsided. That said, whereas Oracle now (mostly) produces Java for Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard is still Apple’s …

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[12 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,429 views]

Firefox security was has been in the news and, though the headlines were dire, the actual issue was less frightening than the suggested workaround. That said, the folks at Mozilla thought this Firefox security issue serious enough to recommend that …

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[9 Oct 2012 | One Comment | 1,569 views]

Do you use magazine service Zinio on your Mac? Then you will want to download and install Adobe 3.4, which addresses a number of bugs. Additionally, those still suffering with Adobe Flash should download and install Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287 …

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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,184 views]

Earlier this year, a FlashBack trojan infected more than 600,000 Macs, creating the largest OS X-powered botnet in history — Mac malware run amok. Though they acted slowly, Apple eventually got ahead of the problem by issuing Java updates by …

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[21 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,838 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 | No Comment | 1,998 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 | 4,524 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 | 1,766 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 | 1,750 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 | 1,349 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 …