Mac users, Microsoft security updates are for you too

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yesterday’s latest batch of Patch Tuesday security fixes from Microsoft will have made their presence felt amongst many Windows users, but that doesn’t mean that Mac users get away scot free.

Mac OS X users may think that by not running Windows they’re untouched by flaws in software written by Microsoft, but of course the company makes much more than just an operating system.

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft issued a major new version of Microsoft Office for the Mac – Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 – giving users new versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel to run just like their Windows-loving friends and colleagues.

Already Microsoft has issued a critical update for MS…

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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