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Macs need to patch too!

Our regular readers know this, but on Patch Tuesday aka Black Tuesday we get a bit wider audience and hence it's worth repeating it even more:

Do not forget to also patch your Macs!

E.g. a Trojan was recently discoverd that targets Macs with unpatched java flaws. See the Intego writeup.
Not only that, Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash, Shockwave, Reader and/or Acrobat all need to get updated too.

Swa Frantzen


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Sep 10th 2013
Apple sent out an update "APPLE-SA-2013-09-10-1" designed to block older flash players versions.

"Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 11.8.800.94."

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It should be common knowledge that no matter what platform you're on patching is essential.
I use Mac daily and I check for update daily, run Qualys browser check for plugins daily....
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