Mac business users be aware, Why you need to update your MAC OS X

Mac IT Support London Expert Advice

Most Mac owners will be aware of Wednesday’s big update to Mac OS X, this was due to a security expert’s findings - Emil Kvarnhammar of Swedish security firm TrueSec's. Emil found an exploit, then notified Mac and in addition recommended a fix to the bug.He named it, the hidden back-door in Apple's Mac OS X giving root privileges over Macs.

In simple terms, this allows direct access into the Mac operating system, which allows the exploiter to fool the Mac’s OS X user privileges. This then gives the exploiter full admin rights over the Mac OS X,  allowing Malware and spyware activation.

Mac back door Mac OS X expoit - IT Support London Experts

While Mac OS X is relatively secure by default, and renowned for being untouchable to exploits, we are now seeing that’s not the case. Security is a major concern for business users, not only for the various software, sensitive data and on-line services we use, but also for the devices on which we save our data.

After Wednesdays security update, Macs running OS X 10.9 or earlier still remain at risk. Apple will not patch versions older than 10.10, due to the complexity of the fix.

We can't stress how important it is for Mac business users to update to the latest version of Yosemite 10.10.3, If you’re concerned about software compatibility issues due to slightly older versions of the OS X or Hardware issues, call Speedster IT and one of our expert Apple Mac IT Support London technicians,  will advise you on the best course of action to take.

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