According to the company, they discovered critical security flaws in both pieces of software that could allow hackers to remotely execute code. Apple stressed that there are no known instances of either of these exploits having been used in the wild, but the longer you go without updating your software, the more risk you put yourself and your company in.
This is the latest in a string of proactive updates we’ve seen from Apple, Adobe and other major software companies. It would be a mistake to assume that because these companies are now in a position to begin issuing proactive updates that they’re gaining ground against the hackers. But it is still somewhat encouraging.
The most important thing to remember is that the ongoing battle between IT security professionals and the world’s hackers is subject to ebbs and flows. Sometimes, the software companies gain the upper hand and close loopholes faster than hackers can identify and exploit them, but if and when that happens, it’s always temporary. The day is inevitably coming when the situation will be reversed.
In the meantime, it’s important that you and staff remain vigilant, and continue to update your software as critical patches become available.
If you’re not sure whether either of those software packages are in use by your employees, or if your staff is just too busy to keep up with it all, contact us today. A member of our knowledgeable staff will work with you to assess your current situation and needs so we can determine how we can best be of assistance.