Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you.
While Apple products are renowned for being highly secure, they’re not completely immune to cyberattacks. Fortunately, Apple frequently releases updates to fix any issue that they’ve discovered. And if you have macOS High Sierra, you need to make sure you’re running the latest patch.
Together with a new batch of emojis, the latest macOS update comes with security, stability, and reliability improvements. As usual, Apple recommends that Mac users update to macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra, and with good reason: It includes an essential patch to the recently discovered WiFi security vulnerability, KRACK.
Why you should update now
Foremost on Apple’s list of macOS updates is the addition of 70 new emojis.
Apple’s latest version of the macOS operating system introduced some wonderful new security features. Unfortunately, one of the improvements currently includes a glaring weakness that will show your password to anyone. An update has been released, but there are a few things you need to do.
iMac and MacBook users can download macOS High Sierra, Apple’s newest operating system that boasts better performance, improved features, and security patches. The new OS has plenty of major and minor updates, but here are some notable features that business users will be excited to hear about.
Although ransomware has stolen the limelight recently, there’s another type of cyberattack targeting your bank account. Thanks to some horrifying ingenuity, being infected by OSX.Dok can result in victims directly handing their bank account information to hackers.
macOS High Sierra’s public beta is now available and it happens to be the first full OS upgrade since Snow Leopard. Despite that, the new OS’ most notable enhancements are not about features per se, but rather speed and future proofing Apple’s technology.
If you’ve downloaded the macOS version of HandBreak, a popular video transcoding program that converts multimedia files into different formats, checking your computer’s safety right now would be wise. Users who downloaded the program between May 2 and May 6 have a 50 percent chance of being infected with an Apple Trojan, based on an announcement on HandBrake’s website.
MacOS has a reputation for being one of the most secure operating systems. But in 2016, its susceptibility to malware grew by an astounding 744% according to one security report. Recently, a new strain of malware was found to infiltrate Macs by bypassing all of its security features.