Tag Archive | security

Apple Software Update: Safari 5.1.7

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicSafari 5.1.7 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:

  • Improve the browser’s responsiveness when the system is low on memory
  • Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users
  • Disable versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provide the option to get the current version from Adobe’s website.

For more information, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271.

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222



Apple Software Update: Security Update 2012-001

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicSecurity Update 2012-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

 

 

 

 

Apple Software Update: Java update 5 – 1.6.0_26

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicJava for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4593 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.

Apple Software Update: Mac OS X 10.6.7

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicThe 10.6.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac
  • Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers
  • Address various minor Mac App Store bugs

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4472.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Twitter made more secure with HTTPS

Twitter Icon - Ongoing Issues pngTwitter have announced that they have now created a new security setting allow users to access Twitter using HTTPS.

For some time, users have been able to use Twitter via HTTPS by going to https://twitter.com. We’ve made it simpler for users to do this by adding the option to always use HTTPS.

This is a great move by Twitter.  To turn it on follow this:

To turn on HTTPS, go to your settings and check the box next to “Always use HTTPS,” which is at the bottom of the page. This will improve the security of your account and better protect your information if you’re using Twitter over an unsecured Internet connection, like a public WiFi network, where someone may be able to eavesdrop on your site activity. In the future, we hope to make HTTPS the default setting.

Check out the full blog post by twitter here:

http://blog.twitter.com/2011/03/making-twitter-more-secure-https.html

Apple Software Update: Mac OS X 0.6.5

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicThe 10.6.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
  • address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
  • address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
  • resolve a delay between print jobs
  • address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
  • resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
  • address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
  • resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
  • improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
  • resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
  • improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
  • resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4250.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Google make it easier to share docs

This is a welcome addition to the Google Docs suite.  You are now able to share documents in a few clicks, not that it was really that hard before.  As shown in the screen shot below, there is now a link you can click which will bring up the Sharing settings window.  Here you can simply add people via their names, email addresses or groups.  you can also change permissions for the assigned people too.

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