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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Apple Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks released with fix for SSL vulnerability


Apple has released an update the version 10.9.2 update for OS X Mavericks users. According to the official changelog that comes with the update, users will see a handful of major updates and fixes. Some of the new additions that come as part of this update are: inclusion of FaceTime Audio to the native FaceTime and Messages app, the ability to block contacts, fixes to the native Mail app, VPN fixes and more.

If you have a supported device you can download the update for free through the Apple App Store if you have OS X Mountain Lion installed.

However the update also includes a very important fix. It was discovered last week, with the release of iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6, that iOS and OS X both are plagued with a very critical SSL flaw that allows sniffers to intercept incoming and outgoing connections from an iOS or OS X device, provided that they’re on the same network. Thankfully, Apple has finally patched the flaw with the release of OS X 10.9.2.

Therefore it is very important that you that you go ahead and update your Mac right away to patch your computer from this major vulnerability.

If you own an iOS device, like and iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, it is also recommended that you download and install the iOS 7.0.6 update as soon as possible to fix this vulnerability.
The complete changelog for the OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks update is as follows:

Mac OS X 10.9.2 update changelog



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