Apple Performs First-Ever Automatic Security Update On OS X
Apple has pushed an auto update to its users' computers to fix a security vulnerability which would've allowed hackers to control Mac computers.By Jake Godin | December 24, 2014
For the first time ever, Apple has circumvented its customers and automatically pushed an update to their Mac computers without their approval. The reason? To stay ahead of hackers.
According to the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, which discovered the flaw, the bug allows unauthorized “access to private mode and control mode queries.” In other words, it gives hackers remote access to machines.