(Los Angeles Times) – Apple pushed out its first-ever automatic security update for Mac computers on Monday, fixing a security flaw that the company felt was too dangerous to wait for users to patch.
The security flaw was made public on Friday on security bulletins by the Department of Homeland Security and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. Security researchers who discovered the bugs warned they could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines.
The security fix patches vulnerabilities in OS X’s network time protocol, or NTP, according to Apple spokesman Bill Evans. NTP is used for synchronizing clocks on computer systems.
“The update is seamless,” Evans said. “It doesn’t even require a restart.”
(TechCrunch) – Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which was handed down by Europe’s top court back in May. Read More
(The Register) – Security researchers are warning of a flaw in OpenSSL and Apple’s SecureTransport – a hangover from the days when the US government was twitchy about the spread of cryptography. It’s a flaw that allows an attacker to decrypt your login cookies, Read More
LOS ANGELES (USA Today) – No matter how you look at it, the new Apple Watch is no iPhone/iPad-type monster hit. You can’t currently buy Apple’s latest new product in stores, availability online for new orders won’t be fulfilled until late June/early July, and Read More