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Apple issues Yosemite patch for Wi-Fi bug

Apple has issued the first patch for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, fixing, among other things, a pervasive and frustrating bug that affected Wi-Fi connectivity for some Mac users.

November 17, 2014

Apple issues incomplete OS X patch for Shellshock

Apple has issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered Bash bug seen as a threat to internet-linked devices, but it does not fix all known Shellshock exploits.

September 29, 2014

Apple: What took so long?

Why did it take four days longer for Apple to patch the SSL/TLS bug on OS X than on iOS? Even in this difficult situation Apple could have handled things better.

February 26, 2014 by

New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware

New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today. The Russian security firm that has been actively investigating infected Macs found older versions of OS X are more vulnerable, and many infected Macs have missed security updates.

April 27, 2012

SabPub Mac Trojan in the wild, says Kaspersky

Hackers have targeted Apple users with a fresh Mac OS X Trojan, weeks after Apple released two OS X updates to combat the Flashback Trojan.The SabPub Trojan is being controlled from a website hosted in Fremont, California, security company Kaspersky said in a blog post on Saturday.

April 16, 2012 by

OS X botnet: disaster or speed bump?

The infection of more than 600,000 Macs by Flashback highlights the fact that all software contains bugs, even Apple's. But will this destroy OS X's reputation as a safe platform?

April 9, 2012

Quick protection for older Macs from the Flashback trojan

Most modern Macs have Java installed, so they could be vulnerable to the Flashback. While Apple posted a security fix for Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, there are many millions of Macs running older software. Still there's an easy way to prevent a Java drive-by attack, besides pulling the plug.

April 8, 2012

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