Apple on Monday updated both OS X and iOS, patching 19 security vulnerabilities in the former and 44 in the latter.

OS X 10.9.3, aka “Mavericks,” and iOS 7.1.2 each contained several non-security fixes as well.

Apple on Monday updated both OS X and iOS, patching 19 security vulnerabilities in the former and 44 in the latter.

OS X 10.9.3, aka “Mavericks,” and iOS 7.1.2 each contained several non-security fixes as well.

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Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

Security researcher Kristin Paget, who left Apple at the end of January for a position at Tesla Motors, strongly criticized her former employer’s software patching practices in a blog post Wednesday.

Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

Security researcher Kristin Paget, who left Apple at the end of January for a position at Tesla Motors, strongly criticized her former employer’s software patching practices in a blog post Wednesday.

Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

Security researcher Kristin Paget, who left Apple at the end of January for a position at Tesla Motors, strongly criticized her former employer’s software patching practices in a blog post Wednesday.

Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

Security researcher Kristin Paget, who left Apple at the end of January for a position at Tesla Motors, strongly criticized her former employer’s software patching practices in a blog post Wednesday.

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Apple’s Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.

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Apple’s Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.

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Apple’s Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.

Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet?

It’s hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of data theft,

Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet?

It’s hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of data theft,

Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet?

It’s hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of data theft,

RSA security demo deep-fries Apple Mac components

How bad can cyber attacks get? How about burning the internal components of a machine, whether PC or Mac, to a crisp so there’s no thought of it being recoverable? That’s what security vendor CrowdStrike showed could be done to an Apple Mac OS X today at the RSA Conference.

Feb
27

RSA security demo deep-fries Apple Mac components

How bad can cyber attacks get? How about burning the internal components of a machine, whether PC or Mac, to a crisp so there’s no thought of it being recoverable? That’s what security vendor CrowdStrike showed could be done to an Apple Mac OS X today at the RSA Conference.

Feb
27

RSA security demo deep-fries Apple Mac components

How bad can cyber attacks get? How about burning the internal components of a machine, whether PC or Mac, to a crisp so there’s no thought of it being recoverable? That’s what security vendor CrowdStrike showed could be done to an Apple Mac OS X today at the RSA Conference.

Feb
26

Apple retires Snow Leopard from support, leaves 1 in 5 Macs vulnerable to attacks

Apple on Tuesday made it clear that it will no longer patch OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, when it again declined to offer a security update for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.

As Apple issued an update for Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, as well as for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), Apple had nothing for Snow Leopard or its owners yesterday.

Feb
26

Apple retires Snow Leopard from support, leaves 1 in 5 Macs vulnerable to attacks

Apple on Tuesday made it clear that it will no longer patch OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, when it again declined to offer a security update for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.

As Apple issued an update for Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, as well as for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), Apple had nothing for Snow Leopard or its owners yesterday.

Feb
25

Apple patches critical OS X SSL bug with Mavericks update

Apple today updated OX Mavericks, plugging the embarrassing SSL security hole that the company left wide open in the operating system’s implementation of basic Internet encryption.

Mac users running Mavericks should update as soon as possible, as exploit code has already begun circulating on the Internet. Apple had the same flaw in iOS, which it patched over the weekend.

Feb
25

Apple patches critical OS X SSL bug with Mavericks update

Apple today updated OX Mavericks, plugging the embarrassing SSL security hole that the company left wide open in the operating system’s implementation of basic Internet encryption.

Mac users running Mavericks should update as soon as possible, as exploit code has already begun circulating on the Internet. Apple had the same flaw in iOS, which it patched over the weekend.