New security update is available for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 users

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Thursday, Apple issued a new security update for Mac users running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. The update, titled ‘Security Update 2015-003 1.0,’ is available right now through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store and is recommended for all users as it improves the security of OS X.

If you’re running a public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, you won’t see this update because the stable OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 release is bound to include contents of today’s security update.

If the Mac App Store won’t show Security Update 2015-003 1.0, Apple provides a standalone 5.2-megabyte download for early-2015 Macs like the latest twelve-inch MacBook and the thirteen-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad.

Security updates for Apple products are detailed in this support doc.

Today’s release arrives ten days following Security Update 2015-002 for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 systems.

That update has addressed a handful of vulnerabilities discovered in the Mac operating system, including the high profile SSL flaw known as “FREAK” which potentially allowed would-be attackers to spy on communications.

Two days ago, the Cupertino firm released a Safari update bringing fixes for WebKit security flaws discovered on OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.