Only two weeks later, it's already time for another security update for Adobe's Flash player, reports Ars Technica. The culprit this time is a hole in security that lets unsavory coders inject malicious code into both Mac and Windows computers. According to security firm FireEye, it's already responsible for attacks on three nonprofit organizations.
Well, here’s an unexpected wrinkle in the “MacDefender” malware saga: Apple just pushed out a small Snow Leopard security update to squash the malfeasant, which was widely expected to be addressed in a forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.8 update.
To the Batcave! Er, make that Software Update! On Monday afternoon, Apple pushed out the seventh update to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard which offers the usual “stability, compatibility and security” -- including a separate security update that’s not part of the 10.6.7 package.
While Apple may have turned their back on Adobe’s Flash technology, the same cannot be said for Adobe turning their back on Apple. After a lengthy beta period, Flash Player 10.1 is finally available and promises hardware-accelerated decoding and other goodies for recent Macs.