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SSCC 142 - Heartbleed explained, Patches assessed, Apple chastised [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck explain what you can do about the big ticket security news items of the past week.

The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.

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.

Apple Mountain Lion 10.8.2 - lots of bug fixes, no known vices

Apple Mountain Lion 10.8.2 - lots of bug fixes, no known vices

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!

Where are the Safari security updates for Windows and Snow Leopard? Users left exposed

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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.

Apple update to OS X Lion exposes encryption passwords

Apple update to OS X Lion exposes encryption passwords

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.

Apple releases OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 with enormous security patch

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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 releases update to remove DigiNotar from trusted list

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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.

Apple fixes critical security issues with Mac OS X update

Apple fixes critical security issues with Mac OS X update

It's time once again to patch your Mac against the latest security vulnerabilities - before they're exploited by malware authors and hackers.

More than 100 security fixes in Mac OS X 10.6.5

Security fixes in Mac OS X 10.6.5

Apple issues Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, including security fixes for almost everything - from Apache to the Flash Player plug-in, from Image Capture to MySQL..

Just in case you needed a good reason to update..

Apple and Adobe update their wares

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Time to update your Adobe Flash Players! Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1.85.3 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris and 10.1.92.10 for Android (Froyo). As in the past follow the usual procedure to update by visiting http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer. Android users can Read more…

Snow Leopard downgrades security and misses opportunity to improve

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After the better part of a week it seems we are still finding warts in Apple's newest operating system release, Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Graham Cluley made a video this morning about his discovery that Adobe Flash player can Read more…

Apple ships a known vulnerable version of Flash with Snow Leopard

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The last thing you expect when you upgrade your operating system, is that you will have some of your security silently downgraded. But that's precisely what seems to have happened with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which ignores that you Read more…

Snow Leopard malware protection in action

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Snow Leopard, Apple's latest version of the Mac OS X operating system, has been released. In the last few days there has been lots of speculation about Snow Leopard containing anti-virus functionality to protect against the rising problem of Mac Read more…

Guest blog: Sophos Anti-Virus supports Snow Leopard

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In this guest blog product manager Sunil Choudrie comments on Apple's new operating system, our support for Mac OS X 10.6 and what these mean for users. Take it away Sunil.. Well the guessing game is finally over (you might Read more…

Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard include anti-virus protection?

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French magazine MacGeneration is reporting that the brand new version of the Mac OS X operating system (Snow Leopard) due to be released on Friday will contain built-in anti-virus functionality. The magazine claims that the new version of the Mac Read more…