Critical Mac OS X update patches security holes

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

As Chet has described on his blog, Apple yesterday issued a major update to Mac OS X which fixes a number of security vulnerabilities. Many of the security holes could, if left unpatched, allow hackers to run malicious code and hijack your Apple Mac.

The update to version 10.6.3 of Mac OS X Snow Leopard also includes a number of “stability and compatibility” updates for users.

More information about the products affected by the Apple security vulnerabilities can be found on Apple’s website.

Don’t be one of those Apple users who keep their head in the sands about security, and ensure that your keep your computer patched.

It’s true to say that there are many more…

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, or drop him an email.