Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features
Apple has issued a new update for Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 via the Mac App Store. It was first noticed by Twitter user @Lhunar and introduces the new Mountain Lion Security Update system.
The new system does daily checks for security updates as Apple ramps up its security protocols in the next-generation operating system. Earlier this month, it was noticed that Apple had changed the language on its OS X marketing pages following the Flashback malware attack earlier this year.
The new security system in Mountain Lion -- including Gatekeeper and other features -- appears to be a significant expansion of the XProtect system that Apple has used in the past to try to thwart OS X malware.
OS X Security Update Test 1.0 -- Restart Required
This update tests the new Mountain Lion Security Updates system. The new system includes:
- Daily Checks for required security updates
- The ability to install required security updates automatically or after restarting your Mac
- A more secure connection to Apple's update servers.
This update includes general updates and improvements to Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4.
The update weighs in at 1.16GB and is available to developers with Mountain Lion DP4 installed via the Mac App Store.