Bumper security update for Apple users

Graham Cluley

Last week Apple released a security update, addressing more than 50 security holes in its Mac OS X and other software.

The patches apply to Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Java for Mac and Safari for Windows, are available from the downloads area of Apple’s website or via automatic updates.

As always, our advice is for users to take prompt action and roll out these patches at the earliest opportunity. Companies like Apple and Microsoft do not announce security vulnerabilities for the fun of it – they issue advisories and patches in order to better protect their users from internet and hacker attacks.

One security vulnerability reportedly addressed by the patches, which has had internet users keenly waiting for a fix since the problem was…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.