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Apple fixes Safari security flaws

02 Nov 2012

Apple has released an update for its Safari web browser designed to fix a number of security flaws.

The iPhone maker released the Safari update alongside a security patch for its iOS mobile operating system on Friday.

The update aims to protect Safari users from drive-by download attacks and patch a number of Java vulnerabilities within the web browser.

Drive-by download attacks use malicious websites that infect machines with malware when visited.

The update is available now on Apple's OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5 and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 operating systems.

The release follows a number of high-profile attacks on Apple's Mac OS. Prior to the update numerous exploits targeting Safari using Java vulnerabilities had been detected.

In July, security firm Intego reported finding the OSX/Crisis Trojan. The Trojan was particularly dangerous as it was resilient enough to survive system reboots.

A rise in attacks targeting the Mac ecosystem has led Apple to release numerous other security updates, with experts within the security community warning Apple users that they must start taking cyber security more seriously.

Recently, Kaspersky researcher David Emm warned of criminals' increased interest in Apple's Mac OS during an exclusive interview with V3.

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Alastair Stevenson

Alastair has worked as a reporter covering security and mobile issues at V3 since March 2012. Before entering the field of journalism Alastair had worked in numerous industries as both a freelance copy writer and artist.

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