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Apple Pushes New Patches

Apple on Monday released a large bundle of security updates for computers powered by its OS X operating systems and other software. Included in the patch batch are fixes for roughly three dozen security vulnerabilities.

A number of the flaws patched in this release affect only 10.5.x (Leopard) versions of OS X, but updates also are available for 10.4.x (Tiger) Mac systems. Some of the applications fixed include Finder, OpenSSH, QuickDraw Manager, and Time Machine. Apple also released at least nine fixes for ClamAV, the anti-virus software included in OS X server.

The patches are available through Software Update or Apple Downloads.

By Brian Krebs  |  September 16, 2008; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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These were not available on my Software update yesterday?

Posted by: Pat Purcell | September 16, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I had first hand experience with the issue's that APple dissucs' in the artice. My computer was ultimately taken over and crashed just under 2 weeks ago. I found coded infomation buried into my systmes library to include .webblocks for site i visit oftenly but have been re-directed. I have caught the crap, but tryinug to find it all is quite difficult. Additionally, about 2 months ago, I noticed a strange data file in itunes (kinda Hidden) and upon further research, noticed it was being used by Apple (they claim anonymously) to share music and intrests with of Itunes users. I found that to be a infringement on my privacy because I was not informed of this data plant at all. IN fact I spent several hours trying to deactivate it and find any damage that may have been caused. I think the new Genius Itunes is directly related to my finding's as I posted it to Apple and GOogle.

Sincerely
Patrick Warren ptw007@gmail.com

Posted by: Patrick Warren | September 19, 2008 4:06 AM | Report abuse

I am glad to see that Apple is serious about security upgrades on an ongoing basis even if their products are attacked less in general.

Posted by: Keith | September 20, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

'I am glad to see that Apple is serious about security upgrades'

Yeah right.

http://rixstep.com/2/4/20080919,01.shtml

Posted by: Rick | September 22, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

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