By Segun Oniyide
Apple released a security update for Mac OS X Mavericks fixing a major security issue first discovered late last week.
According to notes posted on the company’s website the security flaw would have allowed “an attacker with a privileged network position” to “intercept user credentials or other sensitive information” when users were using the Mail and Safari apps and iCloud service.
The bug was first publicly revealed when Apple surprisingly released iOS version 7.0.6 to patch a similar issue for its iOS mobile operating system.
In addition to the security fix, Apple has included improvements to the Mail, Messages and Safari apps as well as adding the ability for Macs to make and receive FaceTime audio calls with other Macs and iOS devices. The update, known as OS X version 10.9.2, is available now and can be downloaded by going to the “Updates” section of the Mac App Store.