In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to older macOS versions

Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 with HomePod support, minor macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates

After the High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update in early January, Apple has on Tuesday released security updates for its older macOS versions - and El Capitan.

While Apple's security team is mum on such issues, many experts now expect the company to backport the Spectre flaw to older macOS versions in a future update as well, and maybe backport the patches for older iOS versions too.

Full implementation of India, Asean FTA to boost trade
On Thursday, the Asean leaders will first be hosted by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to a luncheon banquet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral meetings with nine of the visiting ASEAN leaders.

When it announced the first Meltdown patch, Apple said that it was working on mitigations against Spectre for Macs, as well as devices running the iOS mobile operating system. It fixes a bug that caused messages in the Messages app to appear out of order, and it fixes a problem with connecting to SMB servers.

Finally, Apple has also an update to Safari (v11.0.3) that is available for OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling. It fixes an issue where processing maliciously crafted Web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.

Police arrest suspected rapist, killer of Zainab Ansari
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To download and install the security update, open the App Store app on your Mac, click on Updates in the toolbar, and click the Update button next to the appropriate software update.

Setup and automatically transfer your Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri, and Wi-Fi settings to HomePod. The software update brings various bug fixes and improvements.macOS 10.13.4 beta supports: • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer) • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer) • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer) • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer) • iMac (Late 2010 or newer) • iMac Pro (2017) • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer) Installing macOS 10.13.4 ● Back up your Mac. Installing the update will restart your computer.

Jailed German nurse charged with 97 more killings
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Many users have criticized Apple for releasing Meltdown and Spectre patches only for recent OS versions.

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