Mac OS X Security

Looks like Apple’s Mac OS X has caught the attention of security researchers (being generous with that term). Within the past week there have been three reports of security threats and or flaws for the OS:

Feb. 16 – OS X Trojan Appears

Feb. 17 – Second OS X worm appears

Feb. 21 – Critical browsing flaw found in Max OS X

The first one appears to be a work of social engineering rather than exploiting an actual flaw. The second one apparently takes advantage of an old Bluetooth flaw and the most recent (and most serious it would seem) is the browsing flaw in Safari, OS X’s default browser.

Looks like it is time to pay closer attention to the settings on the iBook at this point beyond the normal safety precautions.


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