Apple on Wednesday issued much-anticipated updates for its Mac OS X and iOS mobile operating system, adding support for its new iCloud service and fixing a bevy of security flaws in the process.
The new mobile operating system, iOS 5, contains approximately 98 security fixes, according to the company's release notes. The iOS update addresses a number of “noteworthy” issues, including flaws that caused users' Apple ID passwords to be logged in a plain text file, readable by applications, Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said in a blog post Wednesday.
Chinese malware targeting Mac users wasn't actually functional, but Apple has squashed the exploit anyway by delivering a malware definition update that flags the Trojan Horse as being malicious when users try to open it.
New malicious software reported by CNET this week has been added to Mac OS X's internal blacklist of known malware, erasing the threat even before its authors were able to get it to the point of actually functioning.
An Australian security expert respected for his work testing the defences of Apple software has published a method which appears to allow an attacker to break through the password defences of Cupertino’s latest Max OS X Lion operating system.
Multiple security companies are warning that they have received samples of a new Mac Trojan. It seems that the Trojan has yet to be seen in the wild.
Dubbed Revir.A, the Trojan poses as a PDF file. Masking an executable as a document is a well-known trick.
Do you happen to be one of those people that really love Mac OS X Lion? Or perhaps, on the other end of the spectrum, you feel Lion's a bit too much like iOS? Well, now it's more than just similar, because if you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can now make sure that Lion never leaves your side, with a bit of clever hacking.