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Update Your Mac To Fix GarageBand And Logic Security Issues

By February 7, 2017May 25th, 2021Cybersecurity

If you’re a Mac user who uses GarageBand or Logic Pro, you’re going to want to update both of those programs with Apple’s latest patches.

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.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.