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Apple Releases Security Updates for Safari

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 16:43


Apple Inc. has released security updates for its Safari web browser software to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or prevent users from discerning a phishing attack on an affected system.

CSSD urges users to review the Apple security announcement and apply the necessary software updates to their computers.

Updates include:

  •     Safari 8.0.4 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
  •     Safari 7.1.4 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
  •     Safari 6.2.4 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2

CSSD also recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions.  As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers a free version of Malwarebytes for individuals and departments. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.