Date: 23 January 2024.
Hacker News report that Apple has "released security updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and Safari web browser to address a zero-day flaw that has come under active exploitation in the wild."
A Zero-Day patch is issued issued by a developer when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge.
Source: The Hacker News.
Apple users should check they are using the latest available release for their operating system and Safari browser.
Examining the Growing Threat and User Perspectives
25 July 2023.
A study of Mac user behaviour entitled:
- Mac Security Survey 2023: User Awareness and Behavior.
reported some quite astonishing findings.
Example: many users of password manager tools (who are obviously thinking about security) are saving passwords in their browser, perceiving their web browser (Safari, Chrome etc) to be secure.
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