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Mac OS X’s Five Biggest Security Fixes

The latest Mac OS X upgrade is both enormous, 784MB and necessary. It fixes no fewer than 88 security holes.

You may think you can wait on this patch. After all, even with my 20Mbps cable Internet connection it took me an average of an hour to patch a pair of Mac Minis and a Mac Book Pro. And, some of the fixes will matter to only a handful of users. I mean how many of us really need updated Daylight Savings Time rules for Antarctica?

But, you shouldn’t wait. This massive Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard upgrade fixes some truly nasty security problems. And, when I say ‘nasty,’ I mean Windows-sized security holes that can stop your Mac dead in its tracks or let someone else take it over.

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