Even just allowing employees to install iTunes on their machines exposes the organization to Safari/WebKit vulnerabilities

Apple Products Not Hacker Proof?

 

An article over on CRN on March 15 entitled “Apple Safari Patch Shows Products Not Hacker Proof” is sure to get some people’s panties in a wad, but it does correctly post the facts, though it will fall short of educating the misled public that Apple products are not hacker proof.

This particular issue is that the WebKit browser engine used in Safari and Google’s Chrome has a multitude of “critical glitches”, 72 of them, that provides a large attack surface. Safari 5.1.4 has addressed these known vulnerabilities and you are encouraged to insure that update is in place.

One of the statements Marcus Carey with Rapid7 was quoted as saying in the above article is, “Even just allowing employees to install iTunes on their machines exposes the organization to Safari/WebKit vulnerabilities”. That was said in regards to the need to manage the use of Apple laptops, tablets and smartphones when connected to a corporate network.

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