Apple shares an emergency update due to a security flaw on Macs, iPads, and iPhones

Users with an Apple device should install the latest version of their operating system as soon as possible. Apple simultaneously released macOS Ventura 13.4.1, iOS 16.5.1(a), and iPadOS 16.5.1(a) on Monday. This small update was necessary to close a critical security vulnerability.

what is he talking about?

  • Apple is currently working hard on this iOS 17, the major update of its operating system. So, first we got iOS 16.6, something that had some betas already released for developers. Because of this, no minor update is actually expected anymore.
  • However, Apple unexpectedly came up with one Quick security response (RSR) for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. This is a very urgent update that will only be released if a serious security vulnerability exists. It’s only the second time Apple has used this system.
  • The rapid security response update has the important characteristic that it only resolves a security problem. That’s why it’s always a very small update, in this case less than 3MB.
  • As usual, Apple remains relatively vague about what exactly the vulnerability is. According to them, it is an error in downloading content from web pages that may allow code to be thrown out. This leak could have been “actively misused,” though it’s not clear in what way. Apple reports that the issue has been resolved.
  • The fact that Apple is issuing such RSR indicates that this is an update that users should urgently install if they want to have a secure device again. To do this, just go to Settings, then General and then Software Update.
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take care! According to the site Mac rumors After the update, some users are having trouble accessing certain websites on Safari. For now, this bug seems to be affecting a few people. There is a possibility that Apple has already fixed this error. If you run into problems, you can always go back to the older version of your operating system via your settings.

Winton Frazier

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