Essential update with numerous significant security fixes, including fixes for the “Open safe files” Safari and Mail exploits reported recently. They also added “Download Validation” support to iChat, to defend against worms like Leap.A (a.k.a. “Oompa Loompa”) which attempt to propagate by sending copies of themselves as file transfers disguised as innocent documents. Fast work, Apple.
★ Wednesday, 1 March 2006