Apple Releases OS X Update for Networking Security HoleCategory: Operating Systems
Posted: February 25, 2014 02:20PM
After a recent web networking security hole was found within OS X platforms, Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks to fix the issue. The update to 10.9.2 not only fixes the security flaw, but also tailors in a few new features, such as the ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls, the ability to block incoming iMessages from specific senders, and call waiting support for audio and video based FaceTime calls. Multiple improvements have also been made available, such as improved accuracy of unread counts in Apple's mail application, improved AutoFill compatibility in Safari, and improved reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2. While the update is only available to OS X Mavericks, it will be released to other OS X versions shortly.
The same security hole was also present in iOS devices, however, a separate update was released by Apple a few days ago to remedy the issue.