That's just like Apple to look out for its users. Researches at an IT security and data protection firm called Sophos are claiming that this week's major Snow Leopard update also beefed up the operating system's internal malware protection.
The alleged anti-malware update includes protection against the OSX/Pinhead-B Trojan (referred to as HellRTS by Apple), which is a backdoor Trojan that can allow remote hackers to gain control over Macs and steal important information--or, simply spy on all those website you're browsing.
Well, this should come as no surprise to veteran viewers of the continuing Apple versus Adobe slap-fight, but Apple has omitted the latest version of Flash in their 10.6.4 Snow Leopard update.
According to Macnn, Tuesday's 10.6.4 update included Flash Player 10.0.45.2--a version of Flash Player that has been available since February. Version 10.1 of Flash Player was made available last week and boasts a number of security fixes and interface tweaks.
Apple has just release its latest software update for the Snow Leopard operating systems with fixes that will squash bugs related to the Mac keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive, as well as a glitch that keeps Adobe's Creative Suite 3 from opening. Safari 5 is also included in this 315MB update and it's available now.
The following glitches have also been fixed:
- issues with copying, renaming and deleting files on SMB file servers - more reliable VPN connections - playback issues in DVD player with the Good Quality setting - issues with editing photos using iPhone or Aperture in full screen mode - compatibility with braille displays