The new version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, is just around the corner and contains a feature which should go down well with security-minded end users.
AppleInsider reports that one of the new features included in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is automatic security updates.
That means that you will be able to configure any Macs you have that are running Mountain Lion to automatically check Apple’s update servers on a daily basis (or when the computer is restarted) to see if a security update is available, and apply it without user interaction.
Of course, most days it is unlikely that Apple will have released a security update – but for those times when they have, this feature will hopefully reduce the window of opportunity for malicious hackers to exploit any vulnerabilities in OS X.
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Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.