This year’s annual PWN2OWN hackfest saw a team of Chinese vulnerability and exploit developers take down Apple’s Safari web browser on OS X by exploiting a WebKit flaw, and circumvent Apple’s sandbox via an OS X system-level vulnerability.
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Apple has seeded the second beta of OS X 10.9.2 to developers. They’re asking developers to concentrate on graphics drivers and audio. The second beta comes exactly one week after the first beta release.
Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 beta, just released Thursday evening, appears to support “Retina’ resolution on compatible 4K displays, including an option for 60Hz output.
Just a little over a week after releasing OS X 10.9.2 to the public, Apple has seeded the first test build of OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac Developers.The new beta has a build of 13D12.
This “how to” will walk you through the simple steps of turning on DND, and setting the different options for the feature. And don’t worry, we’ll do it very quietly, so as not to disturb anyone…
Some Mac users are reporting that after applying the OS X 10.9.2 update to their Mac, they’ve discovered that AirPlay Mirroring and extension of desktops to external displays is “broken.”
Downloads appearing on the web that claim to be cracked versions of popular Mac applications such as Pixelmator and Delicious Library in reality contain a Bitcoin stealing trojan. The OSX/CoinThief.A malware was discovered in popular Bitcoin software earlier this month by SecureMac.
If you own a Mac that still runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, this is probably a good time to start thinking about updating it to a later version, as it appears Apple is finished supporting the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.
Apple has released an update for iTunes, version 11.1.5. The update fixes a crashing bug, and also improves support for iBooks for Mac in Mavericks.
Apple has just released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to Mac users. The update includes numerous enhancements and fixes for OS X, however the release notes do not make mention of the SSL security bug reported on earlier this week.
It appears as if the public release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 is imminent, as some employees at Apple are reportedly receiving prerelease builds of the update.
A patch is on the way for a major security flaw in OS X, which is the same security flaw recently patched on iOS devices with iOS 7.0.6. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters: “We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon.”
ComputerWorld has come up with some self-calculated figures that indicate Mac users are four times more likely to upgrade to the latest version of their computer’s operating system than users of Windows machines are.
Apple seeded build 13C62 of OS X 10.9.2 to developers today, marking the seventh beta of OS X 10.9.2. The release comes five days after the sixth beta of the OS.
Apple released updates on Tuesday for both Boot Camp, Apple’s software that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8 to run on a Mac, and Compressor, Apple’s pro video encoding and formatting software.
A new Mac OS X trojan has been discovered by SecureMac. The trojan, called OSX/CoinThief.A, monitors a users’ web browsing in order to steal Bitcoins.