10.9.1 security flaw ?

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

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    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 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    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

    Aug 6, 2012
    do you mean that its just more secure ? Because everyone seems to be having problems with 10.9.3 ..
  4. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    Please define "everyone."

    No problems here whatsoever.
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    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


    Nov 5, 2013
    Warszawa, Poland
    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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