On Tuesday, Apple released an update (OS X 10.9.2) to its Mavericks operating system. After the recently uncovered SSL security issue was uncovered and ultimately addressed last week for iOS devices through the release of iOS 7.0.6, Apple has now tackled the problem on Mavericks.
It’s now believed that would-be attackers would no longer be able to easily intercept secure connection data on a local network.
Beyond this critically important security fix, Apple also tossed in a few new features to Tuesday’s update, including the ability for Mac users to make and accept FaceTime audio calls. Apple also enabled user blocking on iMessage.
In addition, the Mavericks update:
- Improves the accuracy of unread counts in Mail
- Resolves an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers
- Improves AutoFill compatibility in Safari
- Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion on certain Macs
- Improves reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
- Fixes an issue that may cause VPN connections to disconnect
- Improves VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder
To get the update or learn more about it, click here.