Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users


Apple Inc has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines.

Apple released the update yesterday, a critical NTP Security Update for OS X. But at that time, it didn't seem to be automated. I had to install the update using OS X's typical update method.


  • Apple's support document on the matter - link
  • It was researchers at Google that uncovered the vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol (NTP) - link