10.9.1 security flaw ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by anonymous4a, May 19, 2014.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    Is there a security flaw with 10.9.1? , I've been hesitant to update because of all the bugs that I've read with 10.9.2 , 10.9.3 but is it safe to use 10.9.1 ?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, it's not secure. 10.9.2 was far more stable than 10.9.1, and 10.9.3 is more stable than 10.9.2. Definitely update.
     
  3. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you mean that its just more secure ? Because everyone seems to be having problems with 10.9.3 ..
     
  4. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Please define "everyone."

    No problems here whatsoever.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    There is. Security is paramount. I'd rather live with bugs than having my security compromised.

    As long as you're still on 10.9.1, any SSL sites that you visit isn't secure. That includes checking your email, using Facebook, and especially doing financial transactions.

    There are no bugs with 10.9.3 so far in my experience.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    10.9.2 has some security fixes so leaving your computer unpatched is a risk, one that I don't recommend.

    Secondly, "everyone" is not or has not had issues with 10.9.2 or 10.9.3. I for one had zero problems.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Everyone is not having problems with 10.9.3. Understand that on a forum, most people do not bother to report when everything is working perfectly well.
    10.9.3 is more secure (significantly so) and more reliable than 10.9.1. No problems here with 10.9.2 or 10.9.3, on several computers.
    10.9 and 10.9.1 have a serious security vulnerability that puts all of your secure browsing (banking, etc.) at risk. You should update immediately.
     
  8. Merode macrumors 6502

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    10.9.3 is more secure than 10.9.2 and 10.9.2 is more secure than 10.9.1. Actually, 10.9 and 10.9.1 are least secure and are truly flawed.

    There are no bugs in 10.9.3. Ther was issue with iTunes which was chaning permissions to Users folder, but the fix was released within one day.
     

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