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  • Automatic Security Updates Added to OS X Mountain Lion


    It was recently revealed that Apple’s upcoming OS X Mountain Lion will feature an automatic security check feature which will allow users to have the most up-to-date software protection. This is probably a feature being implemented because of a growing number of Mac-targeted malware that is becoming increasingly popular.

    The new automated system was discovered in an update to the Mountain Lion Developer Preview, which runs a daily check with Apple’s servers to make sure OS X 10.8 users have the most current security patches and protections against known malware and viruses. The feature is called “OS X Security Update Test 1.0” and will run either daily or whenever a Mac restarts. It has the ability to download and install updates in the background, making the task of manually performing checks optional.

    One new thing discovered about the feature is that it also creates “a more secure connection” to Apple’s servers possibly hinting to new encryption technology or more stringent default settings. The new update also includes the usual stability and general changes for the operating system which is set for a July launch.

    It seems that Apple is focusing on prioritizing security in the next iteration of OS X to counter new threads that continue to arise as Macs gain a larger user base. All thoughts point toward the Flashback trojan which plagued the OS several months ago. The update, which came exactly one week after OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 was released, is available through the Mac App Store and weighs in at 1.15 GB.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Automatic Security Updates Added to OS X Mountain Lion started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Uh oh. I have a feeling viruses will just take advantage of this feature to install more malware
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      Automatic security updates?! What a concept. Brand new ideas rolling out of Apple.
    1. fgocinski's Avatar
      fgocinski -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Uh oh. I have a feeling viruses will just take advantage of this feature to install more malware
      How do you gather that point? This seems like a smart move on Apple's part. Making it almost not necessary at all for an Antivirus program.
    1. natasha90's Avatar
      natasha90 -
      i read this info.this is useful to me.thank u for sharing.