As Corey Nachreiner mentioned in Monday’s Daily Security Byte, Apple released seven new security updates this week to fix vulnerabilities in several of their products including iTunes, iOS, Safari, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS.
SC Magazine spoke with Marc Laliberte, WatchGuard’s Information Security Threat Analyst, about patches for remote execution flaws.
“For a large number of these vulnerabilities, it looks like Apple received a report from an external researcher and then found more related vulnerabilities after instigating internally,” Marc told SC Magazine in an e-mail interview. “It’s great that Apple didn’t just stop with the initially reported issue, and instead kept looking deeper. While investigating further into a reported vulnerability should be the status quo, that isn’t always the case.”
Both Corey and Marc agree, we always advocate patching as soon as possible, but in this case, Safari users specifically should update their browsers immediately to avoid falling victim to these issues.
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