Apple Issues Security Updates

On Tuesday, March 22, Apple released its first big update of 2011 for Mac OS X 10.5 and an update for Mac X 10.6 to version 10.6.7. The releases fix many of the same vulnerabilities, including one that was used to break into an iPhone at a hacking contest at a recent conference. Forty-five of the 56 flaws addressed in the update are critical, and nearly a quarter of the flaws could be exploited in “drive-by” attacks — attacks that execute as soon as a user browses to a malicious website with an unpatched edition of Mac OS X.

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