If you’re an Apple user, last week’s update was a much needed security update. The update has essentially built a wall against hackers who were seeking total control over the entire OS.
“The vulnerability in an environment variable known as DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE in Apple’s OS X was considered serious because it enables hackers to remotely run a program on a Mac using administrator rights, which opens up wide access to the entire operating system.”
According to the report there was only one reported case of an adware installer trying to use the exploit but other than that hackers remained subdued despite the serious flaw. Mac OS has earned a reputation that exceeds Windows for years but the most recent security flaw could have tipped the scale. Luckily Apple was able to find and execute a complete patch of the bug and now users can rest with a little more security.
“The latest update resolves more than 100 different bugs affecting Bluetooth, QuickTime, the Mac OS X kernel, the Mac’s Notification Center and other features,” according to CNET.
“In the past, Apple has sometimes been slow about patching individual bugs, whereas Microsoft rolls out a series of patches on a monthly basis through its Patch Tuesday program.”
So Apple users were treated to some added bug patches that should make things go a lot smoother until attackers or researchers find another flaw in the system.
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