If you are using the Apple Mac App Store you might be putting your computer’s security at risk.
That’s the finding of security researcher Joshua Long who has warned that the App Store has not published the latest versions of various applications, despite the fact they can include critical security updates.
Here’s part of Long’s warning:
Third-party Web browser maker Opera has released version 11.11 of its software, which fixes a “critical” security issue.
Mac users who have downloaded Opera through the App Store may find themselves using a copy of Opera that is now two versions old, 11.01, which was released back in March and is vulnerable to the security bug patched in 11.11.
Users who rely on the App Store to tell…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.