Tech giant Apple Inc has rolled out its first-ever automated security update for its range of Macintosh computers in an attempt to provide protection against the newly identified bugs.
According to the security experts, the new update will enable protection against those bugs that have been termed as so dangerous that they could enable hackers to gain remote control of the computers.
Apple spokesman Bill Evans said that the company had pushed out the software update in order to fix vulnerabilities in the critical security in one of the components of its OS X operating system, known as the network time protocol (NTP), which is simply used for the synchronization of clocks on computer systems.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute had made the bugs public while issuing the security bulletins on Friday.
Carnegie Mellon said that it has identified dozens of technology companies, like Apple, whose products are likely to be vulnerable.
The company has, meanwhile, decided to deliver the NTP bug fixes along with its technology in an automatically pushing out security update that was introduced by Apple two years ago but had never been earlier used as it intended to protect customers from the severe vulnerabilities.
“The update is seamless as it doesn’t require any restart,” he said.
Meanwhile, Apple said that it is unaware of any cases where hackers have targeted the vulnerable Mac computers.