Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 integrates Facebook and plugged security holes

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Apple has the final release of OS X 10.8.2 released for download. The second update for Mountain Lion integrates the social network Facebook and also brings improvements to Game Center, FaceTime and the news app. In addition, Apple eliminates vulnerabilities.

The Facebook integration, Apple had actually already promised for the launch of Mountain Lion in the fall. Now users single sign-on is available for Facebook. You can post links and photos from any application on Facebook and synchronize their Facebook friends with the Contacts app. News from the social network will also appear in the message center.

Also new is the fusion of the Apple ID and phone number in the message and FaceTime App. Both applications now take messages and phone calls that have been sent to a phone number. Also, make notes by name, sort editing or creation date, and entries for Passport on the iPhone and iPod Touch with iOS 6 Add.

Owners of a MacBook Air by the end of 2010 the update brings support for PowerNap. The function keeps the notebook up to date, while it is in sleep mode. Furthermore, the dictionary app now has a French dictionary with definitions, and the voice recorder supports other languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean and Italian.

One of the security fixes are errors in Web Sharing and DNS management services. Both allow denial of service attacks. Apple also revoke a compromised root certificate from Trustwave, which allows an attacker to intercept sensitive information. Apple also plugged holes in Core Image, Directory Services, login window and in the kernel of the OS, which can spy on passwords or personal data or allow the execution of malicious code.

The security update is also available for OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard available. In Lion Apple fixes a problem that leads to a restart after the symbols are rearranged in Launchpad. It also increases the reliability of the wireless connection of iMacs and the compatibility of connections to Active Directory servers.

The patches distributed on the Apple software update of the operating system and its website .OS X 10.8.2 is available as 665 Mbyte each combo and delta update. OS X Lion 10.7.5 is between 1.14 GB (Client Delta) and 1.99 GB (Server Combo) tall. Users of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the 2.36-Mbyte Security Update 2012-004 is available.

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