Apple’s approach to security can be a little bewildering at times. It’s a well-trumpeted aspect of the OS, marketed in detail on the website. Mac OS X has integrated smartcard support and Apple has certified the OS under the Common Criteria guidelines
Speaking at the All Things Digital D9 conference, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said in a wide-ranging Q&A session that the best workstation security is offered by a Mac, coupled with Google’s Chrome browser.
Apple Inc has plugged a hole in the software that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players that could allow hackers to take remote control of those devices.
In addition to today’s Snow Leopard updates, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has received a security update as well.
Some of the most popular applications available for the iPhone and Android handsets suffer from serious security issues, a recent study from security firm ViaForensics has found.