Apple patches Meltdown for older versions of MacOS

The security update is included with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and it is also available as a separate security update for users of Sierra on 10.12.6 and El Capitan on 10.11.6. These both take actions to address the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities on prior versions of macOS. On Wednesday, the company patched the Sierra and El Capitan operating systems against the Meltdown security flaw. One fixes a problem that could cause Messages conversations to be listed out of order, and another corrects a bug that could cause your Mac to freeze when connected to an SMB server.

The security patch notes for macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 specify 17 different security holes fixed in the update.

iOS 11.2.5 - The iOS 11.2.5 update is 178 MB on the iPhone X and 163 MB on an 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and you can install it in Settings General Software Update or via iTunes. Check out the source link below for more details on the update. The 11% difference could be explained by a higher number of devices unable to upgrade to the current version, a larger pool of devices overall with fewer in new OS-critical uses, or by users holding off on upgrading to iOS 11 because of something they don't like. It includes the above fixes, but it also includes improvements for Audio, LinkPresentation, Security, and there's an additional Kernel fix.

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