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Update now: Crucial Apple patch fixes serious flaws

Update now: Crucial Apple patch fixes serious flaws

For years, fans of Apple Macintosh computers felt safe and secure that the vast majority of virus and malware software being pushed by hackers targeted Microsoft Windows computers. Unfortunately, as Apple's iPhone and iPad have been so successful, hackers noticed and turned some attention to targeting Apple gadgets.

Now there's word that a major flaw has existed in Mac computers going back years. This security bug could allow hackers to use a "backdoor" into the Mac's operating system to install malware or nearly anything else. Now the good news is that Apple has finally plugged up the hole with a new security patch. But the bad news is that the patch is only for certain versions of Mac's operating system.

Follow along and I'll show you how to update your system to stay safe. Apple's latest OS X update, Yosemite 10.10.3, finally closes the door that has been wide of for hackers since 2011. This "backdoor" could allow a hacker to tap into the Mac's system preferences. That could mean adding accounts, turning off virus protection, etc.

I highly recommend you install the brand new Mac OS X update Yosemite 10.10.3 as soon as possible. Unfortunately, Apple is only updating the current OS X, Yosemite. All previous versions of Mac's OS still have the flaw. OS X 10.9.x and older, including the Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems for the Mac, will not be receiving patches to fix the issue.

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