Apple First Automatic Security Update for Mac Users

Apple is updating its Macs to prevent hackers from taking control. This is the very first time that updates were sent automatically without asking a user for permission. This particular update protect Apple laptops and desktop from a newly discovered vulnerability (CVE-2014-9295). This vulnerability was revealed Friday by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. Updates which were released on Monday, fixes the critical security vulnerabilities on OS X operating system called the Network Time Protocol. The NTP is used to synchronise clocks on a computer system.
The technology of automatic updates was already there since two years, but it’s the first time that it has been used.

Source: [Reuters]


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