Apple releases first automated security update for Macs

Apple's first automatic security update for Macs

Apple has pushed out its first automated security update to Macintosh computers without requiring a Mac user's approval.

"The update is seamless. It doesn't even require a restart," company spokesman Bill Evans told Reuters.

Apple's technology to send out automatic security updates, which was developed two years ago but was never previously used, is to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of its OS X operating system known as NTP , he added. NTP is used for synchronizing clocks on computer systems.