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iPod touch firmware, Bonjour for Windows close security holes

It's not all new features and delight behind the scenes with the now-shipping iPod touch 2.1 firmware -- among the updates and changes are five patches to address security issues with the device. Frameworks that have been tweaked include the Application Sandbox, CoreGraphics, the mDNSResponder, Netw...

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Adobe Reader and Acrobat security updates

Danger, Will Robinson! Adobe is warning that "critical vulnerabilities" have been found in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.1 and earlier. They are recommending that Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader users install the 8.1.2 update as soon as possible. Those who are using Acrobat 7 are advised to install the 7....

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Alleged OS X worm creator disappears

I'm not sure if you've been following the story of "Infosec Sellout" (it's a tough one to follow), but apparently the anonymous Mac hacker has given up blogging about OS X security-- his blog has been deleted and renamed on Blogspot. Just recently, he made headlines by claiming that he'd developed a...

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Does QuickTime pose a security risk?

The whole QuickTime/MySpace security hole that was discussed this week on TUAW has given rise to a general concern about QuickTime's vulnerabilities. The QuickTime bug apparently allowed a worm to infect MySpace user profiles and redirected traffic to a phishing site, where passwords were harvested...

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Skype version 1.5.0.80 patches critical vulnerability

Calling all Skype users - if you haven't updated to the latest version, you really should. Version 1.5.0.80 (Mac OS X), released on Tuesday, "solves a 'highly critical' vulnerability that could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code." So says Secunia, an IT Security news company. The flaw wa...

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