Security Update Archive

Apple Releases Security Update for Lion and Mountain Lion

Apple has posted a new security update for users of Lion and Mountain Lion that should be installed immediately.  The update can be downloaded directly from Apple or, more conveniently, from the Mac App Store.

The update is Security Update 2013-003 1.0 and is approximately 20MB in size.  The update does require a reboot of your Mac in order to take effect.

As is normally the case with Apple security updates, there is nothing specifically called out as to what is being addressed in the update.  Apple rarely states what the issue was – if there was one at all – as a measure of protection for customers.

You can get more information about this update and other updates from Apple at this link on their site.


Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers – Fixes Lock Screen Issue

Yesterday Apple released iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to developers for further testing of what will be the next minor update to their mobile platform.  The update addresses a well publicised security flaw that came with the release of 6.1 where users devices can be access by bypassing the lock screen security feature.  The release comes just days after 6.1.2 was released to the general public, suggesting that Apple is working fast and furious to address any issues with iOS.

With iOS 6.1.3, Apple has continued to further develop the Maps app for users in Japan, bringing a long list of

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Released to Developers

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Released to Developers

improvements to users.  These include improved motorway colours, indication of transit buildings (such as rail stations), improved 3D buildings in Tokyo and improved pronunciations to touch on the highlights.  The updates in iOS 6.1.3 to Maps for Japan makes senses as a major push for improvement in the app for that country also came with IOS 6.1.

As always the latest beta build of IOS 6.1.3 is available only to developers.  There is no indication of when this new build will become generally available but if the last few weeks are any indication, it should not be much longer.  AlliOSNews will of course post when it is generally available so you will know to download it via iTunes or Over-The-Air to your iPhone or iPad.

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Thank you to our anonymous developer member for the update!