Latest Mavericks update released to Apple employees – will fix SSL security flaw

Madeleine Swain
25 February, 2014
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The release of the next version of OS X Mavericks looks imminent, with reports that Apple employees have started to receive a prerelease build of Version 10.9.2 (identified as build 13C64).

AppleInsider notes that the update will have two noticeable features – the ability to make FaceTime audio calls in Mavericks and, most pressingly, a patch for the ‘goto fail’ SSL security flaw that has been getting so much media attention this week.

An unnamed source tells AppleInsider that the FaceTime messaging app will have the ability to block incoming messages from unwanted individual senders and will improve the accuracy of unread message counts in Mail.

This will be the eighth beta of OS X 10.9.2 released to developers, with the most recent released just last week. It is also expected to include the following features:

  • improved ‘Autofill’ capabilities in Safari
  • a fix for an issue that could cause audio distortion
  • improved reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
  • a fix for an issue that could cause VPN connections to disconnect, and
  • improved VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder.

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