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Apple fixes security bug with automatic update

posted Dec 23, 2014, 6:50 PM by Barny CK
Apple on Monday patched a security loophole on Mac OS with an automatic and seamless update. Apple spokesperson Bill Evans today told Reuters "The update is seamless" and "It doesn't even require a restart". The bug affected the network time protocol (NTP) which is a component used to synchronize clocks on all Macs OS X operating systems. Versions affected by the bug are:-

Mountain Lion v10.8.5
Mavericks v10.9.5 and 
Yosemite v10.10.1

To check if your Mac is already updated, type "what /usr/sbin/ntpd" in Terminal and you should get these NTP versions on it:-

Mountain Lion          ntp-77.1.1
Mavericks                   ntp-88.1.1
Yosemite                    ntp-92.5.1