Apple today released Security Update 2006-001 via Mac OS X’s Software Update pane and on the Web. The company says this release improves the security of the following components: apache_mod_php, automount, Bom, Directory Services, iChat, IPSec, LaunchServices, LibSystem, loginwindow, Mail, rsync, Safari, and Syndication. [Thanks to MacMinute reader Bradley Williford for this news tip.]