Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE
Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.
OS X Yosemite, the upgrade Apple launched Thursday, also included the fix.
But testing Safari 7 on a patched Mac running Mavericks — and Safari 8 on Yosemite — resulted in a still-vulnerable report from poodletest.com, a website created by Johannes Ullrich, dean of research for the SANS Technology Institute and the head of SANS’s Internet Storm Center security arm. Ullrich published the detector so users could find out whether their browsers are at risk.