Category Archives: Lion

SSCC 75 – VB 2011, Apple updates, Microsoft Patch Tuesday and German R2D2 Trojan

John Shier joined Chet this week as they discussed the death of UNIX and C co-creator Dennis Ritchie, the Virus Bulletin 2011 conference, Apple’s release of iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2, Microsoft Patch Tuesday, and the German R2D2 Trojan.

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Apple releases OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 with enormous security patch

A comprehensive look at the security updates in iOS 5 and OS X Lion 10.7.2. In addition to new features for iOS users, many critical fixes are present.

iTunes 10.5 released to fix 79 vulnerabilties on Windows, OS X to follow

Apple released iTunes 10.5 today to fix 79 vulnerabilities for Windows users and introduce support for iCloud, wireless syncing and iOS 5 compatibility.

Nimda, Lion hole, scam bust, dot CZ dot CC and RIP Steve – 60 Sec Security

Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!

This episode: learning from the 10-year-old Nimda virus, finding a password hole in Lion, taking down support scammers and the dot CZ dot CC domain, and farewelling Steve Jobs.

Flaw in OS X Lion allows unauthorized password changes

A flaw in Apple’s OS X 10.7 (Lion) software allows password changes without knowledge of the existing password… Could someone lock you out of your freshly encrypted Mac? Read more…

Apple releases update to remove DigiNotar from trusted list

Patched Apple laptopSlightly less than two weeks after the first public signs of DigiNotar being compromised, Apple has revoked their certificates.

The Apple update is available for users of Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7), but mysteriously not offered to users of Leopard or earlier versions.

Apple software updateAfter applying the update Mac users should no longer see DigiNotar as a trusted root certificate in the Keychain Access application.

You can check for updates by clicking the Apple logo in the upper-left corner of the screen and choosing Software Update.

If you are running an older Mac you can still protect yourself, but you will need to do it manually. You can follow the excellent instructions posted over at the ps | Enable blog.

Apple (along with Microsoft, Google and RIM) have not released any updates for their mobile platforms.

This is an opportunity for Apple to get ahead of the competition.

It is much easier for Apple to patch iDevices then Google to fix Androids, get the handset makers to apply the fixes and then convince the carriers to deploy the updates.

Apple users should apply this update as soon as they can and hope that the other CAs the hacker is claiming he hacked won’t end up in a similar situation to DigiNotar.



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