macOS 10.3.2 arrives with Spectre fixes for Mac


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Alongside the release of iOS 11.2.2 this morning, Apple also pushed out a software update that brings a number of bug fixes and crucial improvements to the Mac.

The supplemental update arrives in the form of macOS 10.13.2. It includes a couple of changes that mitigate the effects of the nasty CPU flaw unearthed earlier this month.

Mac owners can download macOS 10.13.2 by going to the Updates section in the Mac App Store. The original macOS 10.13.2 update was released at the end of December with fixes for the Meltdown vulnerability.

What’s in macOS 10.3.2 Supplemental Update

The release notes for macOS 10.13.2 Supplemental Update only mention security improvements made to Safari and WebKit to fix the Spectre bug. There are no hardware fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws, so Apple is forced to patch the holes via software updates.

Apple also came out with Safari 11.0.2 today. The update to Apple’s web browser is specifically for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 users. It is also designed to mitigate the effects of the Spectre vulnerability.


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