Adobe has issued a patch to plug up critical security holes in its Reader and Acrobat software.
Released yesterday, the security updates address flaws that could cause the applications to crash and potentially let an attacker gain control of an infected computer. Adobe confirmed last week that the exploits have already led to some targeted attacks against vulnerable systems.
The patches are directed toward the following products and versions:Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier … Read more
Apple's latest iTunes update mostly offers bug fixes and performance enhancements but throws in one new feature.
Released yesterday afternoon, iTunes 11.0.2 adds a new Composers view by which you can sort and see your music. After applying the update, open the Preferences window in iTunes. In the Views section, click on the checkbox to Show Composers and then close the Preferences window.
You'll see a new option at the top of your music library for Composers. Click on that option, and you'll be able to select the names of different composers to see just … Read more
Following recent security breaches that led to computers at Apple and other companies being compromised, Apple has issued an update for Java on OS X to close the hole.
The update went live this afternoon through Apple's Software Update service, which can be accessed from the Apple menu, and also available as a standalone update for OS X Snow Leopard or later from the following locations:Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13 Java for OS X 2013-001
According to the update's release notes, it will disable all versions of Java that are supplied by Apple … Read more
Apple has put out yet another small software update to iOS 6 that addresses a bug that could cut device battery life.
This morning Apple put out iOS 6.1.2, a supplemental update that promises to fix "an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life."
The update was previously rumored to arrive sometime this week by Apple news site iFun.
No word yet on if the update also closes a security exploit used by jailbreaking solution Evasi0n, which has become the fastest adopted jailbreaking tool ever.