Apple releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

Apple has released OS X 10.10.2 for the Macs running OS X Yosemite, which brings with it a raft of fixes, including a patch for the Thunderstrike vulnerability.

Apple has released OS X 10.10.2 for the Macs running OS X Yosemite.

According to Apple this update fixes the following:

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  • Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
  • Resolves an issue that may cause web pages to load slowly
  • Fixes an issue that caused Spotlight to load remote email content when the preference was disabled in Mail
  • Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
  • Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
  • Improves VoiceOver speech performance
  • Resolves an issue that causes VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly
  • Improves stability and security in Safari

This update also includes a number of security fixes, including a patch for the Thunderstrike vulnerability that allows malware to be injected into Macs via the Thunderbolt port.

The update also contains fixes for three other vulnerabilities that have been discovered by Google's Project Zero research program.

It also addresses a long-standing Wi-Fi bug which has been plaguing Yosemite since its release. Apple unsuccessfully tried addressing this issue with the previous patch, so only time will tell if this update finally nails down the problem.

The OS X 10.10.2 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Apple has also released standalone Safari updates for OS X Mavericks 7.1.3 and OS X Mountain Lion 6.2.3.

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