Apple Product Security
Apple Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
Contact the Technical Assistance Center for help with active security incidents or for product security issues. Assistance with "how-to" questions such as security configuration, clarification on security notices, or requests for software updates will fall under the normal fee-based technical assistance program. Technical help with other matters is provided on a fee basis under Apple's standard technical assistance program. The e-mail address is used to monitor for potential product security issues. Because we focus our response efforts to have the greatest impact across Apple's product line, we generally will not respond to the e-mail messages.
You can use Apple's Product Security PGP key to encrypt sensitive information sent via e-mail.
Checking your system
Here are a few items to help with checking and improving the security of your system:
For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available. Apple usually distributes information about security issues in its products through this site and the mailing list below.
The Security-Announce mailing list is provided to obtain
product security information from Apple.
Notifications developed by Apple are signed with the Apple Product Security PGP key. We encourage you to check the signature to ensure that the document was indeed written by our staff and has not been changed.
Check the Security Updates page for released updates.
General product information
General information about Apple products is available at http://www.apple.com/. This information includes product documentation, as well as technical papers, hints, tips, and questions and answers.
Collaboration with other security groups
Apple works with the formal incident response community to distribute information. Most Apple security notices are distributed by CERT/CC at the same time that they are sent through Apple's own channels. Apple is a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), and cooperates with other FIRST members to disseminate security-related information.
Apple also works very closely with the FreeBSD Security team to analyze and release patches for security vulnerabilities.