Apple has released OS X 10.10.2 for the Macs running OS X Yosemite, which brings with it a raft of fixes, including a patch for the Thunderstrike vulnerability.
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A beta of the next OS X update for Mac users contains a patch for the Thunderstrike vulnerability that allows malware to be injected into Macs via the Thunderbolt port, which means a fix is on the way.
It seems that the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite patch that Apple released earlier this week doesn't squash the Wi-Fi bug like some users were hoping it would.
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.
Details are emerging about a serious vulnerability found by a Swedish hacker in Apple's OS X Yosemite, called "Rootpipe." A patch isn't likely to appear until January 2015.
At Google's Pwnium hacking competition, two new security exploits in Chrome OS were demonstrated, while at Pwn2Own a Chrome Web browser problem was found that also impacted Chrome OS. All three problems have now been patched.
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.
Apple has released OS X 10.9.2 update for all Maverick users, which, amongst other things patches the SSL bug in the operating system that could allow full transparent interception of HTTPS traffic.
The evidence is overwhelming: The opportunities to attack Mac users are plentiful, but nobody bothers. It's still too easy to get at Windows users. This has been obvious for some time and well-understood in the security community.
Have you not yet updated to OS X Mavericks? You better get on the ball because it appears, counter to prior practice, Apple won't be providing security updates to earlier versions anymore.
Opera recently released version 12.10 of its flagship browser, patching six security vulnerabilities on Mac OS X systems.
The vulnerabilities could be exploited to cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Are the days of Mac security supremacy over — or did they ever really exist at all? Either way, there's a two-fold threat to Mac users
An essential Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X administration tool had a major security problem. It's been fixed, and now you need to patch your system ASAP.
Further analysis of Flashback has postulated that even after the release of patches and the media attention devoted to the malware, the number of infections could be increasing, rather than decreasing.
Microsoft has warned of new malware that exploits an old flaw in Office to attack Mac OS X machines
The same Java vulnerability used in the infamous Flashback malware is now being used as an attack vector for a single piece of malware that can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.
Flashback was robbing Google of advertising dollars by redirecting clicks from infected Mac OS X machines and stealing the ad revenue.
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.
We often assume that malware writers are the sort of evil geniuses who work tirelessly to exploit unheard-of or secretly hidden backdoors in order to make a quick dollar or use your computer's resources for their own means. But recently, it feels like they haven't even been trying that hard.
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