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Apple fixes FREAK in iOS, OS X and Apple TV - and numerous other holes besides

Apple's latest security fixes are out.

The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.

Apple patches OS X against Shellshock


If you're a Mac user, you may have felt wrongfully left out of all the Shellshock kerfuffle over the past few days.

Not any more!

Apple ships a sevenfold security surprise, including iOS 8 and OS X 10.9.5


Apple doesn't have Patch Tuesdays, but it does have Update Surprisedays.

We just had one of them, with brand new and more secure versions of iOS, OS X and Safari.

Apple Safari for OS X gets "click-to-own" security holes patched


The 6th Safari security update in 10 months is out.

With fixes for 7 potential remote code execution holes, get it while it's hot...

SSCC 137 - Apple, rootkits, hacking and data breach laws [PODCAST]


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 introduces "cloudless dictation", no longer demands your contact list to understand you


Not everyone was happy about Apple's terms and conditions when it introduced dictation to OS X: speech-to-text was done in the cloud, so Apple got to listen to what you were saying.

OS X Mavericks changes that - though apparently more for performance than privacy...

OS X Mavericks - optional OS upgrade or critical security fix?


Apple's OS X 10.9, better known as Mavericks, is officially out.

The burning question for OS X fans everywhere, of course, is, "Should I or shouldn't I?"

Facebook realities, OS X patched, Yahoo! CEO security! shocker! - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How realistic are you about your Facebook posts? Why should you encrypt your hard disks? Why doesn't the Yahoo! CEO use a passcode on her phone?

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

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


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 to Mountain Lion users: "Tell us who your friends are if you want to talk to us."

Apple to Mountain Lion users: "Tell us who your friends are if you want to talk to us."

An alert Naked Security reader and Mountain Lion early adopter has pointed us at a quirky new twist in the licensing conditions in Apple's latest OS update...

Mac malware Crisis on Mountain Lion eve?

Mac malware Crisis on Mountain Lion eve?

SophosLabs recently received a intriguing Mac malware sample, variously known as Crisis and Morcut.

Its appearance so close to the release of Mountain Lion is almost certainly a coincidence - but nevertheless a timely reminder about security if you plan to rush out to get a Mac when the new OS drops later today!

Russian hacker's App Store fraud site adds Mac support

Russian hacker's App Store fraud site adds Mac support

ZonD Eighty, the Russian hacker who brought App Store fraud to unjailbroken iPads and iPhones, has extended his "service" to OS X users.

Mac owners can now join their iDevice brethren in ripping off developers.

Automatic daily security updates coming for OS X Mountain Lion


The new version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, is just around the corner and contains a feature which should go down well with security-minded end users.

Do the Mac App Store and Gatekeeper provide sufficient protection?


Apple is pushing its users more and more to download apps from the Mac App Store. But what happens if the software on the Mac App Store is less secure than non-App Store versions?

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights Apple security strengths and weaknesses

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights Apple security strengths and weaknesses

Apple's announcement about new products at WWDC 2012 was peppered with information related to security and privacy, Joshua Long reports.

Apple's Gatekeeper security feature leaves a lot to be desired


Apple is introducing a new security feature called Gatekeeper in its upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion release. Read on to find out what it does and how it measures up.