Increases Mountain Lion Security With Daily Update Checks, Automatic Installs, MoreTweetKillian Bell (7:01 am PDT, Jun 26)Apple is getting serious about security for Mountain Lion.
For Mac users, the update also includes the background updater for Mac OS X and is now signed with an Apple Developer ID, so that Flash Player can work with the new Gatekeeper technology for Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8).
Computerworld – Apple said today that it would ship OS X 10.8, or Mountain Lion, next month, for $19.99, a 33% price cut from last year’s upgrade to Lion.
The update introduces daily checks for required security updates, and the ability to install new updates automatically, or after restarting a Mac.
If Apple follows past protocol, it will reveal the release date a few days before Mountain Lion hits the Mac App Store.
Additionally, the update also delivers a more secure connection to Apples update servers.
Apple is asking developers to install this update as soon as possible, and if it isnt done manually, the software will automatically install itself in three days time.
Apple can put to rest their security needs and send the consultants and developers they have on vacation for the bigger part of the year, but when something happens it’s pretty bad, as Flashback demonstrates.
Because Apple announced this new OS X a week later this year than it did Lion in 2011.
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