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Apple released a security update on Monday for Mac users, addressing a “critical security issue” with the Network Time Protocol service on OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion. The update weighs in at 2.1MB, and you can find download links after the break. 

“This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users,” Apple wrote on its support website.

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As pointed out by MacRumors, the Monday update looks to address a problem originally discovered by the Google Security Team. The US Department of Homeland Security announced last Friday the security flaw gives a hacker the ability to execute arbitrary code using the privileges of the ntpd process.

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  • 9to5Slavery

    Woot first

  • Nice, fast update.

  • Tarek

    i don’t get this update , i’m at OS X 10.10 , should i upgrade to 10.10.1? please respond