Apple Releases Security Update For macOS Sierra And El Capitan Addressing Meltdown

In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to older macOS versions

Additionally, Apple has also released macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 that focuses on security, stability, and bug fixes.

The latest batch of security updates fix a few random exploits here and there, but the marquee feature is definitely closing the Meltdown vulnerability on Sierra and El Capitan Macs.

Apple says their new HomePod smart speaker will be available on 9 February 2018 with pre-orders opening this Saturday. Microsoft has consigned numerous Windows versions to the bone orchard given that updates to older devices can bork legacy software. It also patches an issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution when playing a malicious sound file. It's also worth noting that macOS 10.13.3 also includes additional fixes for the Meltdown vulnerability - it's the bug that keeps on giving. Siri can provide news for specific categories, including sports, business, and music, but Apple apparently hasn't tweaked Siri's artificial intelligence to avoid reading you stories that will make your stomach hurt. Other than that, we're looking at several bug fixes and small VoiceOver improvements.

As the releases propagate across Apple's servers, they will be available to download directly from iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, Macs, and Apple TVs, with the Apple Watch update available through the iPhone's Watch app. iOS and tvOS releases will also be available through iTunes. Installing the update will restart your computer.

As with the other operating systems, security is the main reason to update to tvOS 11.2.5, which includes 11 security fixes.

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