What about support for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion? Can a rootkit be a blessing in disguise? Will federal US data breach laws make things better or worse?
Chester and Duck once again aim their entertaining expertise at the security news of the week...
Apple ships OS X 10.8.3 - 11 remote code execution vulns patched, Snow Leopard and Lion get fixes too
Apple has shipped the latest point release of its flagship Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) operating system.
There are plenty of security fixes in there, which Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7) users get too, in standalone security updates.
The latest security updates for Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion came out last week.
They were overshadowed by the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, but to OS X users, are just as important. More so, in fact!
Apple released Safari 6 as part of its new Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, as well as a version for Lion that fixes a whopping 121 security vulnerabilties.
But what about Windows and Snow Leopard? It seems Apple is leaving users of them behind.
Are you still running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?
If so, you have some very important critical security patches to install - helping to protect your Mac from malware threats.
Apple has exposed the encryption passwords of FileVault users in the most recent update to OS X Lion. Users are advised to use full disk encryption and change passwords that may have been recorded insecurely.
John Shier joined Chet this week as they discussed the death of UNIX and C co-creator Dennis Ritchie, the Virus Bulletin 2011 conference, Apple's release of iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2, Microsoft Patch Tuesday, and the German R2D2 Trojan.
A comprehensive look at the security updates in iOS 5 and OS X Lion 10.7.2. In addition to new features for iOS users, many critical fixes are present.
Apple released iTunes 10.5 today to fix 79 vulnerabilities for Windows users and introduce support for iCloud, wireless syncing and iOS 5 compatibility.
Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!
This episode: learning from the 10-year-old Nimda virus, finding a password hole in Lion, taking down support scammers and the dot CZ dot CC domain, and farewelling Steve Jobs.
A flaw in Apple's OS X 10.7 (Lion) software allows password changes without knowledge of the existing password... Could someone lock you out of your freshly encrypted Mac?
Apple have released an update for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to revoke the digital certificates that were compromised by hackers at DigiNotar last week.Be sure you are currently on 10.6.8 or 10.7.1 for full protection.
As a security friend quipped, "Have you seen the recent discussions online about LDAP network authentication on Lion clients? It's a really handy feature - if you forget your password, you can just make one up. A real helpdesk time saver!"
Researchers presented a comparison of OS X and Windows and how well Macs are defended against being used in APT-style targeted attacks.
It's time once again to patch your Mac against the latest security vulnerabilities - before they're exploited by malware authors and hackers.