SECURE IT ALERT: Apple Mac Trojan Vulnerability – Patched in OS X Malware Upgrade

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Macintosh users are getting their own patches for Mal-Ware lately. Released last week with absolutely no fanfare was OS X 10.6.4 which addresses a Trojan vulnerability among other things. It seems that Apple intentionally has not made a big deal about this security issue, partly to help keep up the appearance that Mac computers are impervious to malicious software. A thought that is echoed by countless owners and proponents of the platform.

Regarding the Trojan and the patch, security firm Sophos has more information here – basically, the vulnerability can give full control of your Mac PC to an attacker…

As with any operating system, whether it is Microsoft Windows, various versions of Linux, Unix, *BSD, or even the beloved Mac OS X, it is important that your computer have proper anti-virus / anti-malware installed, and that you keep the operating system itself up to date with patches as well as any supporting software you may use. Adobe recently announced multiple vulnerabilities in their Flash and Air that are vulnerable on Mac OS X as well as every other platform.

Should you require assistance installing updates or patches, or would like to purchase Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware such as our favorite, Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security and the entire product line from Trend Micro, please call us at 864-990-4748 or email info@homelandsecureit.com for more information.

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