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Apple Security Update Is Biggest Ever

Mar 30 2010, 10:53am CDT | by

Apple Security Update Is Biggest Ever
 
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As Apple grows stronger and stronger, there are of course bound to be more and more problems. The company today released a patch to fix 92 vulnerabilities to its Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems, the most ever in a single update.

Last year, for all of 2009, only 67 vulnerabilities were updated. That shows just how massive today's update was.

"The sheer number, it's almost so daunting that you don't even want to look," said security expert Andrew Storms of nCircle Network Security, in a Reuters story.

18 of the vulnerabilities were specific to Leopard, 29 were specific to Snow Leopard, and the remaining 45 afflicted both platforms.

This is the third major update to Snow Leopard since it debuted less than a year ago, making it the least secure Apple OS ever.

This comes just a few days after the annual Pwn2Own contest, where experts in software security were able to hack all of Apple's platforms including the Macbook, Safari, and iPhone.

Anyone running Leopard or Snow Leopard should be running the update soon.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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