Apple finally patch Gotofail bug in OSX 10.9.2

Apple have today released the update that users of OSX Mavericks have been waiting for since Friday. While iOS devices were covered by the earlier iOS 7.0.6 patch, the OSX 10.9.2 update was only released a few hours ago, finally protecting Apple desktop machines running Mavericks.

The OSX 10.9.2 UpdateJust click on the Apple icon (top left) of your desktop, and click on Software Update… to get the AppStore to download and install the update for you – a restart will be required.

Looking at the list of fixes, it would appear that Apple were about ready to push out an update, but it’s quite likely that this came sooner than they hoped, so expect another update in the not too distant future.

Again, this is a critical update so you shouldn’t delay installing it. Failing to upgrade will leave several subsystems (iMessage, Facetime, Mail, iBooks, even the AppStore itself) on your Mac vulnerable to SSL man-in-the-middle attacks that could jeopardise the safety of your secure communications.

If you have more than one Mac to update, then you can download the OSX 10.9.2 update manually from this location, and install it on each Mac on your network – much quicker than downloading the same patch several times 🙂


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