Apple patches security holes with Mac OS X updates

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Apple has issued two separate security updates for users of different versions of its Mac OS X operating system, designed to better protect its users from hacker attacks.

Users of Mac OS X 10.5.8 , Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X Server 10.4.x (Universal), Mac OS X Server 10.4.x (PowerPC) are being urged to download security update 2009-05, which reportedly fixes a number of vulnerabilities – some of which could be used by hackers to launch malicious code on victim computers.

Meanwhile, early adopters of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) would also be wise to update their systems to version 10.6.1, which incorporates an updated version of the Adobe Flash Player.

You’ll recall that just over a week ago it was revealed that users who upgraded to Snow Leopard were…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.