I noticed Gregg Keizer of CMP media said that the the exploit for the zero day flaw in OSX is posted over on the Metaspliot Framework site. This combined with the two worms that have recently been detected targeting the Macinstosh platfrom indicate to me that the security though obscurity that my fine feathered Mac friends usually hang their hopes on, has flown the coop.
Now that you’re in my world, DON’T FREAK OUT!
Although Apple has not yet released a patch for this, or at least I couldn’t find it on the Apple security site where one finds these things, they will. Remember that it is very important to keep up to date with updates that the vendors provide. A zero day exploit is rare, so usually Apple will produce a patch before the exploits are released.
The important things to remember to do for the best computer stability and security which is reasonably possible (no matter what computer or operating system you use) are these :
- Use good passwords, change them occasionally.
- Always update your software with security fixes and patches that the manuafacturer provides.
- Use virus protection and operate behind a firewall.