Apple Inc has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines.
When Apple has released previous security patches, it has done so through its regular software update system, which typically requires user intervention.
When I got to my Macbook Pro this AM, I saw the “Security Update Installed. A new security update was installed on your Mac” message. I understand why Apple did this but, given how much crappy software Apple has released, I’m not happy about the company “reaching into” my computer and installing software without my permission or knowledge.