Browsing Tag: apple

Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple has shipped iTunes 9.0.1to fix a critical security hole that puts Mac and Windows users at risk of computer takeover attacks.
The vulnerability could be used by hackers to launch code execution attacks via booby-trapped “.pls” files, Apple warned in an advisory.

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple has released security patches to cover serious security vulnerabilities in its iPhone, iPod Touch and QuickTime products.
The most serious of the vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution attacks that give malicious hackers an easy way to hijack computers and mobile devices.  Read the full story for details on these vulnerabilities [zdnet.com]

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple today released a new version of Java for Mac to plug a total of 15 documented security vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution attacks via rigged Web pages.
The Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5 includes patches for security holes covered by Sun Microsystems last month.

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple’s commercials may give the impression that Macs are virus-free but the company isn’t taking any chances with the newest Mac OS X refresh.

Apple has quietly added a new Snow Leopard feature to scan software downloads for malware, a no-brainer move that coincides with a noticeable spike in malicious files embedded in pirated copies of Mac-specific software. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

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Categories: Web Security

Apple’s commercials may give the impression that Macs are virus-free but the company isn’t taking any chances with the newest Mac OS X refresh.

Apple has quietly added a new Snow Leopard feature to scan software downloads for malware, a no-brainer move that coincides with a noticeable spike in malicious files embedded in pirated copies of Mac-specific software. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

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Apple has released Safari 4.0.3 to fix at least six security vulnerabilities that put Mac and Windows users at risk of hacker attacks.
The update is considered highly-critical and should be immediately applied on both Windows and Mac systems because of the risk of information disclosure, phishing and remote code execution attacks. See Apple’s advisory for details [apple.com]

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

Apple has released Safari 4.0.3 to fix at least six security vulnerabilities that put Mac and Windows users at risk of hacker attacks.
The update is considered highly-critical and should be immediately applied on both Windows and Mac systems because of the risk of information disclosure, phishing and remote code execution attacks. See Apple’s advisory for details [apple.com]

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[img_assist|nid=3727|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Threatpost editors Ryan Naraine and Dennis Fisher discuss the DDoS
attacks against Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal and delve into
Apple’s Mac OS X patch and Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday plans.

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