Severe vulnerabilities in OS X’s Unix-based underpinnings could put your Mac at risk. Adam Engst explains how to test your system and install Apple’s OS X Bash Update 1.0 to eliminate your exposure to Shellshock. Glenn Fleishman joins us to explore 1Password 5 for iOS, which takes advantage of iOS 8’s browser extensions and works with Touch ID in supported iPhone models. Glenn also takes Quicken 2015 for a spin to see if it can replace the languishing Quicken 2007 for managing his finances. Finally, one of the biggest hit games of the year puts you behind the eyes of a violent… goat? In FunBITS, Josh Centers looks at how Goat Simulator has become a surprise success. Notable software releases this week include Photoshop Elements 13, StuffIt Deluxe 16, and Default Folder X 4.6.9.
Apple has released patches for the Shellshock Bash vulnerability, and although they’re not available in Software Update, you can download and install them manually for Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks.
If you’ve been looking for a comprehensive set of tests to determine whether a given installation of Bash — on OS X or another Unix-based system — is vulnerable to Shellshock, here are the tests we’ve settled on.
The new 1Password 5 app puts password security at your fingertip in iOS 8 through extensions and Touch ID integration. Glenn Fleishman walks you through the new features and explains how to take advantage of them, something that’s not always obvious.
The long-awaited update to the full version of Quicken for Mac is not terrible, which is almost a recommendation. Its still-missing features keep Glenn Fleishman from switching, but Intuit has been surprisingly frank about its plans to improve this release.
How has a strange, glitchy indie game become a smash hit? Josh Centers tries to figure it out.
Notable software releases this week include Photoshop Elements 13, StuffIt Deluxe 16, and Default Folder X 4.6.9.
As Apple pushes into the fashion world with the Apple Watch, Vogue profiles Jony Ive, and smartwatch pioneer Pebble rethinks its strategy. We learn the secret origin of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, Consumer Reports sees if the iPhone 6 will bend, and an iCloud Drive bug could delete your data.