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Watch your feeds for our next Quick Tip that’s headed your way this Monday, October 18th.

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FMEO News Update: Security Update 2010-005

The hazards of releasing FMEO a day earlier than normal!

Apple released a big security update late yesterday afternoon dubbed Security Update 2010-005.

The 81MB update for Snow Leopard (212MB for Leopard!) contains several important fixes to improve your Mac’s security.

These updates include:

  • A CoreGraphics patch to close the potential malicious PDF exploit in Preview.
  • Additional packet inspection to help prevent denial of service exploits in Samba.
  • PHP updated to 5.3.2 to close several security holes in 5.3.1.
  • Apple Type Services (ATS) has improved bounds checking to protect against documents containing maliciously crafted fonts.
  • Anonymous TLS/SSL connections are now disabled to help protect against “man in the middle” attacks.
  • Improved handling of Certificate Host Names in libsecurity, and the update also includes an update to ClamAV for OS X Server to close known security vulnerabilities.

Security Update 2010-005 can be downloaded for Leopard Client and Server as well as Snow Leopard Client and Server via Software Update or can be downloaded directly from Apple’s support site using the links below:

> UPDATE: Security Update 2010-005 for Leopard Client / Server
> UPDATE: Security Update 2010-005 for Snow Leopard Client / Server


For Mac Eyes Only – “News and Views for All”

Episode #149a

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Gary takes on hosting duties while Mike’s away in this special expanded edition of News and Views from Across the Pond and Dan joins him with a holiday edition of Web Travels with Dan.

Don’t Miss the Liverpool TweetUp!

Gary’s News and Views from Across the Pond
> iTunes one click review
> UPDATE: MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4
> UPDATE: MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.8
> UPDATE: Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2
> UPDATE: iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4
> UPDATE: SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0
> UPDATE: AirPort Client Update 2009-002
> Mac tablet? I think not
> Apple most reliable
> 12 Days of Christmas (UK)
> iTunes Holiday Sampler
> Quanta enjoying Mac Sales spoils
> Apple Macs top sales in October in US
> 27” iMac delayed shipping
> 27” iMac issues
> Apple’s Regent Street Store Events
> Belgium iPhone internet issue
> Flurry Report
> Israel gets iPhone
> Gumley School giving iPhones to Students
> University of South Florida is a great place to be an athlete
> Danish Police use Mac’s
> Gadget of the Decade

Web Travels With Dan:
> Appvent Calendar 2009
> Dan’s FMEO Facebook Group

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> The FMEO Apple Store Gallery

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Running Time: 21:38

FMEO Show Errors?

8/21 UPDATE: The issues with the show seem to be mostly resolved now. “Lyrics” are still stripped from the download, but that’s being worked on as I type this.

Hey Everyone,

I’m getting word that some listeners are experiencing trouble with the show recently such as incorrect timing in iTunes and missing show notes in the “lyrics” field – something iPhone and iPod Touch users look for.

While I try to figure out what the heck is going on, I wanted to make fresh copies of each available for you to download should you care to.

I apologize for any inconvenience and am working to find the source of the problem.

Until then, please enjoy this archive of episodes 133 and 134 that should play properly as well as include the missing show notes.

Download: Episode 133 and 134 Archive (56.8MB)


For Mac Eyes Only – “Mac Curious – The Missing Links”

Episode 129 – Editorial Links

Whoops! In getting the show note links added to the post on Monday, I completely left off the links for folks looking for more information on switching to a Mac.

Here they are:

> Apple Store’s Personal Shopping
> Apple’s Store Locator
> Find a local Apple User Group
> Switch 101 – Migrating to a Mac
> Find Out How – Video Tutorials

For anyone contemplating making the switch to a Mac, the links above are all excellent resources to check out.


Shownotes Snafu

If you came to the site earlier looking for episode 110’s show notes, you may have wondered what the heck was going on.

It appears last week’s notes accidentally got published along with this week’s audio file. Whoops!

A quick re-publish and all is well again. My apologies for the confusion!