10.10.1 Security Update question

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by gavroche, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. gavroche macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Left Coast
    Can Yosemite push a security update without my permission? I just had a small box in upper right say that a security update had been installed. It went away before i could grab a screen shot. I was confused, because nothing is supposed to update/install without me giving permission (i thought)... and i looked in notification center and app store updates... and neither list any recent updates. Is this normal or a problem?
  2. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
    Was it the NTP security update? Check the app store again. As far as installing automatically, do you have the install security update option ticked in app store preferences?
  3. Artimus12, Dec 23, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014

    Artimus12 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2011
    I don't believe it was "forced" on anyone, I had to download it manually during a visit to the app store, even with my settings as shown in the attached screen shot.

    It's automatically installed if you have the option enabled as already said, but if you have the auto-install option unchecked, it's a manual download and install.

    Attached Files:

  4. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    Nope, Apple did no such thing. Nothing has been pushed. What did happen was that Apple made a security update available for download via their update system. In OS X Mavericks and Yosemite the software update is, by default, set to automatically download and install those updates. Users can change the settings if they wish. Also a good thing to remember, this system will check for updates after a certain time or at a certain time. That means that you may not see the update, it might take a few hours (and for notebook users that only use the computer a few hours a day it might even take a few days).

    There is no push system. It only looks that way because of the default behaviour for automatic checking, downloading and installing.
  5. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Same result here, press reports notwithstanding.
  6. Burbulator macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    I also got this message and my mac never before installed updates automatically.
    And this mystery update is NOT in the list of installed updates in App store :(

  7. gavroche thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Left Coast
    Thats it.... option was ticked for security updates.... i could have sworn i had nothing checked. I prefer to know what is installed/updated. But it does not show up under recently installed updates, did not know that that would be the case either.
  8. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Shows up in my list just like any other regular update, was a manual install for me too.
  9. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    It showed up on my 2013 rMBP in App Store updates, and I installed it.

    However it does not show up in my 2013 Mac Mini's App Store at all.

    Both machines are OS X 10.10.1.

    Any ideas?

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