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The Apple Security Flaw – What To Do Now

The Apple Security Flaw – What To Do Now

As you may have seen in the news recently, Apple has identified two significant security vulnerabilities in its operating systems (iPadOS, iOS and macOS).

One of these issues – a flaw in Apple’s web browser technology, Webkit – is being exploited by attackers and could potentially have significant ramifications for businesses.

This flaw could allow cybercriminals to take full control of an end user’s device, therefore giving the criminal the same level of access to the device as Apple itself. Clearly, this could potentially expose business sensitive information and cause significant damage.

What is affected?

Apple has identified that the following operating systems are affected by this security flaw:

iPadOS prior to 15.6.1
iOS prior to 15.6.1
macOS Monterey 12 prior to 12.5.1

What should you do next?

The first thing to do is to check your OS version and perform an update if required.

To do this, simply navigate the menu as follows:

On your iPhone or iPad: Settings > General > Software Update

On your Mac: Apple menu > About this Mac > Software Update

Updating to a newer version of your OS will hopefully negate any security vulnerabilities, so it’s best to action this as soon as possible. If you use Mobile Device Management, then you should be able to perform this operation centrally.

What else can I do to protect my fleet?

If you do not centrally control your mobile fleet using Mobile Device Management such as Maas360, then this is worth consideration. This will help you to implement any updates or security features from a central location to your entire fleet, therefore ensuring that security is as up to date as possible. If you would like to learn more about Mobile Device Management, please do not hesitate to contact Complete Voice & Data.