1. kch50428's Avatar
    Addresses a critical security issue with the NTP services (network time protocol)... advised for all users of all versions... update now...

    Apple issues security update for critical vulnerability in OS X | iMore
    Last edited by kch50428; 12-22-2014 at 05:12 PM.
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    12-22-2014 04:20 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Done.. Thanks for the heads up.
    12-22-2014 04:28 PM
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    12-22-2014 05:59 PM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Tks for the heads up Keith.
    Good Luck
    12-22-2014 09:02 PM
  5. Bazza1's Avatar
    Been there. Done that.

    Always amused that Apple calls a 'patch' an 'update' or 'upgrade'. Makes it sound a lot less like they've screwed up or are behind the times and aren't we lucky to get something new.

    ;-)

    ADDENDUM: As I understand it from various sites and articles, this 'update' is absolutely critical and is supposed to be the first auto-install update Apple has ever produced, though they have sat on the technology to do so with other patches for over two years. Disregarding this info for a moment, it should be noted it did not auto-install in my case (running 10.10.1) but rather, I had to go to the App Store > Updates and manually activate the download / install myself.
    Perhaps their next auto-install update will be one that allows for auto-install updates?
    Last edited by Bazza1; 12-23-2014 at 01:43 PM.
    12-23-2014 07:31 AM
  6. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Good looking out, thank you.


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    12-23-2014 08:33 AM
  7. sting7k's Avatar
    Is this the security update that got pushed to my Macbook last night?
    12-23-2014 07:56 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Is this the security update that got pushed to my Macbook last night?
    Yes
    12-23-2014 07:57 PM
  9. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    The morons on Reddit are completely up in arms about this. Just completely nuts. One complete jackass moron tried to tell me that it was the same thing as an actual rape because Apple didn't have his consent to push a critical update to his system. I swear, people get dumber and dumber by the second.
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    12-24-2014 08:19 AM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Been there. Done that.

    Always amused that Apple calls a 'patch' an 'update' or 'upgrade'. Makes it sound a lot less like they've screwed up or are behind the times and aren't we lucky to get something new.

    ;-)

    ADDENDUM: As I understand it from various sites and articles, this 'update' is absolutely critical and is supposed to be the first auto-install update Apple has ever produced, though they have sat on the technology to do so with other patches for over two years. Disregarding this info for a moment, it should be noted it did not auto-install in my case (running 10.10.1) but rather, I had to go to the App Store > Updates and manually activate the download / install myself.
    Perhaps their next auto-install update will be one that allows for auto-install updates?
    It doesn't auto-install if you have the Preferences, AppStore option to allow auto-install of security patches turned off.

    Those people on Reddit who were up in arms are just dumb. There's been the option to turn off the auto-install since Apple added the ability to allow them to do it.
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    12-24-2014 09:14 AM
  11. Bazza1's Avatar
    It doesn't auto-install if you have the Preferences, AppStore option to allow auto-install of security patches turned off.

    Those people on Reddit who were up in arms are just dumb. There's been the option to turn off the auto-install since Apple added the ability to allow them to do it.
    Worth noting, thanks - but I've always had the auto-install option on (and had lesser apps do the process) - and I manually ran it before going to the Store itself, with no response.

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    12-25-2014 07:20 AM

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