The latest update in Apple OS X solves several issues, and it has been rolled out for free download to Mac users. Although it doesn’t come with meaningful design changes or new apps, it comes with 70 fixes for security flaws.
This week, Apple rolled out the Mac OS X 10.11.5 that fixes one major security flaw. Previously, a malicious hacker can remotely access a person’s Mac and run amok.
Apple revealed on its website on Monday that the company has outlined many security updates it has delivered to OS X. It said that it already fixed several minor issues that are unlikely to cause much trouble on a Mac except for one major issue called “CommonCrypto”, which allows malware running on a Mac to “leak sensitive user information”, notes Fortune.
The company also added that the other issues could allow a malicious hacker to run an “arbitrary code”, which means a hacker can do whatever he or she wants on the device. A hacker could easily steal information from Apple’s messaging platform. However, with this update, Apple has fixed the bug.
Apple regularly rolls out updates for its operating systems. The company itself finds bugs and rolls out fixes. It also relies on the security community to find issues. Many of the identified vulnerabilities were discovered by third-party security researchers.
Apart from the OS X update, the company has addressed some security problems of iOS and its Safari browser. Apple noted that Safari has a handful of security flaws.
Notably, the Cupertino-based company has not launched any new features or apps in OS X, and it is now focusing more on keeping its latest version, EL Capitan, as safe as possible. The next version of OS X will likely see new features. Fans are expecting that the new version of OS X will be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, as every year, Apple unveils its new operating systems at that event, where it shows new features.