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Apple releases NTP security update for OS X against newly identified bugs

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Apple has just released a security update to Macintosh computers as a precaution to newly detected bugs that are considered to be lethal for vulnerable operating systems. With this update MC OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite would be able to address a critical security issue with one of the components of OS X component called NTP (Network Time Protocol, which could be used to control the machines remotely.

Apple has urged its users to download and install the security update as soon as possible. Users can download it on the Apple Security Update page.

Researchers had recently warned against some newly identified bugs, and according to them, NTP, which is used to synchronizing clock on computer systems, is the most vulnerable component of operative system to these bugs. These bugs were shared with public in security bulletins on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.

Although, no one could predict cyber catastrophe, still it’s better that you go with the suggestion and update your Mac OS security as soon as possible.

Via: Reuters