Apple OS X Update: AAPL Forces Security Patch on Mac Users

A new Apple (AAPL) OS X update has been forced on Mac users.

Source: Apple

The Apple OS X update will automatically be downloaded to Macs and Macbooks to protect users from hackers. The update fixes a security flaw discovered on Friday that could allow hacker to remotely take over the computers, reports Cnet.

This marks the first time that an Apple OS X update has ever been sent out and downloaded without a user’s permission. It doesn’t require a restart of the device, but those that want to skip out on the update and opt out of automatic updates in their settings, Cnet notes.

While the Apple OS X update is designed to stop hackers, the company says that there aren’t any currently known cases of a user being affected by the security flaw, reports Reuters.

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