Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.8 yesterday. Most of the media reports have focused on the fact that it prepares your Mac for Mac OS X Lion, but it also fixes a wheelbarrow’s worth of security vulnerabilities.
It’s important to understand that cybercriminals don’t need to exploit a software vulnerability to infect a Windows or Apple Mac computer, or to steal sensitive information – all you need is some clever social engineering to trick the user into making a bad decision.
But that’s not to say that exploiting a vulnerability can’t make the job even easier for a malicious hacker if users haven’t properly kept their computers up-to-date with security patches.
And that’s one of the reasons why it’s so important to take the health of your computer seriously when your OS vendor releases a security update.
So, if you use a Mac, it makes sense to consider installing the Mac OS X 10.6.8 update, and patch your iMac or MacBook against the latest security vulnerabilities – before they’re…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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