OS X Mountain Lion automatic security update feature

June 27, 2012
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Maybe Apple has realised that Macs can get malware and viruses after all. They’ve recently made a small change to their marketing webpage – gone are a Mac “doesn’t get PC viruses” and in its place we now have “Its built to be safe”. So with the above in mind I thought I would take a peek at the Developer Preview of OS X Mountain Lion this week to see if the marketing strap line might have been a reaction to some security improvements. Well I wasn’t disappointed as I happened to notice the automatic security check feature. This new feature means Apple’s latest OS X will now either contact Apple’s servers on a daily basis or every time the Mac is started to download and automatically install the security updates, which means Mac users will always have the latest security updates/patches. Read more....

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