Feeds

Apple bitten by iTunes security bugs

Musical chairs

Security researchers have discovered four critical vulnerabilities involving Apple's QuickTime media player software and the download application for Apple's iTunes music store. The flaws create a means for hackers to take control of affected systems, according to eEye Digital Security, the firm that discovered the bugs.

All four security issues are exploitable via iTunes. Because of the popularity of Apple's iPod among office workers many businesses, as well as consumers, are potentially exposed to attack. The cross platform flaw affects Windows 2000, Windows XP and Apple Mac OS X systems running vulnerable versions of iTunes. Fortunately Apple has released a fix. Users are urged to update to QuickTime 7.0.4. More info on the flaws can be found in a series of advisories by eEye Digital Security (here, here, here, here). ®

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.