os x el capitanIf you guys can recall, there was a zero day vulnerability discovered within iOS that prompted Apple to issue an emergency security update that patched iOS to iOS 9.3.5, something that you definitely should download if you haven’t done so already. It also seems that the vulnerability affected OS X computers.

This is why today Apple has released updates for Safari 9 and OS X El Capitan and Yosemite that should address these issues. In case you’re unfamiliar, the zero day bugs called “Trident” were used to create a spyware called Pegasus. On affected iOS devices, it could be used to access personal data, and the same for Mac computers.

We’re not sure why it took Apple longer to release the OS X version compared to the iOS version, but we guess better late than never. Also oddly enough the patch is targeting El Capitan and Yosemite versions of the operating system, which has us wondering does that mean older builds of OS X are safe? Or will Apple release patches for them later?

In any case if you own an iOS or OS X devices, you’ll want to get your hands on the patches ASAP, lest someone figures out that you’re not protected.

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