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Apple updates OS X, iOS 9 with security fixes

The company releases iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3 with mostly security fixes.
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Apple has released two iterative updates to its iPhone and iPad, and Mac line-up.

The company said Tuesday that both of its iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3 updates land mostly with security patches and stability fixes.

Nine fixes were posted for the Mac platform, including a fix for a flaw that could've allowed an attacker to execute code with kernel privileges. The patch also comes with fix for an issue that prevents some Macs from waking from sleep when connected to some 4K-resolution displays.

Another batch of nine fixes were also posted for the iOS platform, including a WebSheet flaw that could've allowed a malicious captive portal from accessing user cookies.

However, a time zone-related bug in iPhone 6s that misreads the battery level has not been fixed, according to one report citing an Apple spokesperson.

Patches are available through the usual automatic update channels.

For privacy and security, change these iOS 9 settings right now

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