Apple patches security flaw in Snow Leopard

The company releases a patch to prevent hackers accessing Mac users’ files.

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Apple has unveiled a patch to address a security flaw in its operating system.

The update for version 10.6.4 of Snow Leopard fixes a bug allowing hackers to remotely access shared folders and files on a machine, just with the knowledge of a username.

Although not all users have filesharing enabled, the patch is still being recommended to all in case they later chose to activate the preference.

There is yet to be any news of a server version of this update, so it appears the flaw only currently affects client machines.

The update is available either as an automatic update or via Apple's website if you click here.

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