Apple Has Released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Security Update With Spectre Fix
Apple has seen fit to release a macOS High Sierra 10.13. 2 supplemental update for all supported devices. The update comes a little more than a month after the company released the initial High Sierra 10.13.2 update. The update comes with a crucial Spectre fix for Safari, so be sure to update your machines as soon as you can. Let’s dive in to see some more details on the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update and see whether it boasts new additions.
Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update For Spectre Fix
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is a free update for anyone who owns a compatible machine. If you’re interested in downloading it, it is available to download through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. As we have mentioned earlier, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update comes with the Spectre fix. So be sure to update it as soon as you can if you’re concerned about the security of your device.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 addresses the “Spectre” vulnerability which gathered traction last week. Apart from Spectre, other other hardware-based exploits such as “Meltdown” are serious issues that could harm your device. The vulnerabilities could make use if the speculative execution mechanism of the device’s CPU which will allow hackers to gain control of your personal information.
This is not the first time that Apple has addressed the issue. The Meltdown was previously addressed in the initial macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update and Apple stated that it would further introduce a further reduction in the severity of Spectre in macOS and iOS early this week. In addition to this, since there is no hardware fix for the Spectre exploit, Apple is taking control over the issue through Safari based workarounds.
While the vulnerability is present on a vast majority of devices, it’s good to see that Apple is taking hold of the issue surrounding its ecosystem. It’s yet to be seen if the company has embedded any new changes in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update. Apple has also seeded iOS 11.2.2 security update that also includes the Spectre fix for Safari. Nonetheless, we will update you guys as soon as something new is discovered on the subject. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.
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