December 16 has been deemed beta day, for at least two of Apple’s software platforms, as the company releases yet another beta to developers.
On Tuesday, December 8, Apple released the latest version of its desktop software, OS X El Capitan, to the public.
Spy firm Zerodium, a company that sells zero-day exploits to customers that include government agencies, has become the first “zero-day broker” to publish a full list of the prices it pays hackers for their skills. iOS exploits are by far the most expensive, netting some hackers half a million dollars each, while those that attack OS X can cost as little as $30,000.
Apple has explained a recent issue that caused authentication problems with apps downloaded from the Mac App Store. In an email to developers, the company also promises a fix in an upcoming OS X update.
Apple has kept to its one-week track record with the release of its upcoming desktop software, and released the newest beta for OS X 10.11.2.
This week has been busy for beta software. Earlier this week Apple released the first beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 to developers, right on the heels of iOS 9.2 being released for developers, too.