Yesterday, Apple released OS X version 10.7.4 to the public with numerous bug fixes and a security patch for the FileVault vulnerability that was found earlier this week. If you’re not sure what this is, ZDNet reported on Monday that “specific configurations” of OS X 10.7.3 FileVault system were exposing users’ passwords in plain text, making the security feature completely useless.
Thankfully, Apple hurriedly released a fix only three days later and they recommend that you upgrade immediately to sustain a fully secure environment. The update weighs in at 369.5 MB and is available in the Software Update utility on your Mac. Among the aforementioned major fix, the update also includes some other improvements throughout the OS — check after the break for the full list of changes.
The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:
- Resolve an issue where the “Reopen windows when logging back in” setting is always enabled
- Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards
- Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to a server
- Improve the reliability of copying files to an SMB server