Apple Security Updates Posted on April 12th, 2023 by

Apple recently released updates to address a set of serious vulnerabilities affecting most Apple devices. Security researchers released a report detailing how these vulnerabilities may be exploited. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information, install applications, or spy on users. This could happen merely by the user visiting a maliciously-crafted website. It does not require any other direct user action. This amounts to the most dangerous kind of security vulnerability.

It is important that you update all of your Apple devices whether institutional or personal. This includes all Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads. Keep in mind that an update requires a reboot. Instructions for updating your devices may be found in the following Knowledge Base article, which includes the recommendation that you do not need to upgrade to macOS 13 “Ventura” in order to address this vulnerability. There are updates for each macOS (including Monterey and Big Sur).

Apple device updating instructions (GTS Knowledge Base)

Please update your devices as soon as possible. While we know this request comes at a challenging time in the term, these vulnerabilities are very serious. Your quick attention to this matter will help to avoid compromising sensitive personal and college data. Contact the Technology Services Helpline if you have any questions regarding these necessary updates.

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