Thursday, February 27, 2014

Update NOW: OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 and Security Update 2014-001

Apple released OS X 10.9.2 and Security Update 2014-001, which includes a fix for a major SSL security flaw that first came to light on Friday, after the release of iOS 7.0.6

You can test if your OS has been patched by visiting

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Update (Combo)
Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion)
Security Update 2014-001 (Lion)
Security Update 2014-001 Server (Lion)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Everything We Know About The Huge Security Flaw That Affects (Nearly) All iPhones, iPads, And Apple Computers

 "A software bug called "Gotofail" currently affects every single Apple device, whether it's an iPhone, iPad, or desktop or laptop computer. If you have not updated your machine in the last few days, your Apple device is currently vulnerable.

Apple revealed that the security flaw in its iOS operating system for iPhone and iPad affects encryption. That's how data gets sent over the Internet without you having to worry about people reading your emails or stealing your credit card number when you buy something from Amazon. 
The name "Gotofail" is a reference to the "goto" computer command.

A fix recently went out to iOS customers that renders this bug a non-issue, so if you haven't updated your iPhone or iPad's software recently, be sure to do so. There's a full guide right here, but you'll want to plug your phone in as if you're charging it, open the Settings app, select "General," then "Software Update," and follow the instructions that appear.

OS X users are still waiting for a fix. Official word from Apple is that it will come "very soon."

Continue reading the Business Insider Story by Dylan Love