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First automatic security update issued by Apple for Macs

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Automatic security updates for Mac computers have begun to be sent by Apple. Before now it used to be that Apple would include these updates in regular software updates but that has now changed in light of numerous warnings from experts on new bugs. So security updates in Mac no longer require your approval.

“The update is seamless. It doesn’t even require a restart,” Apple spokesman Bill Evans told Reuters.
Apple says it felt the need to do this automatically for customers as latest bugs could do serious damage to its software.

Apple is not the first to arrive at this party as Microsoft has been doing this for a while now.

The vulnerability targets a component of its OS X operating system called the network time protocol (NTP) which is used for synchronising clocks on computer systems.

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