More than 100 security fixes in Mac OS X 10.6.5

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Apple has issued the latest update to its Mac OS X operating system, bringing Snow Leopard users up to Mac OS X 10.6.5.

Enhancements include improved Microsoft Exchange reliability, and a variety of performance and stability improvements. But what’s probably most interesting to you is that the update also includes important security fixes.

Well over 100 different vulnerabilities are reportedly patched by Mac OS X 10.6.5 – if you want to see the gory details (or at least, those details which Apple is prepared to make public) view their knowledgebase article.

There seem to be fixes for almost everything – from Apache to the Flash Player plug-in, from Image Capture to MySQL..

Many of the vulnerabilities could be exploited by malicious hackers to run unauthorised code on your Mac computer, opening you up to the potential of being spied…

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.

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