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Adam Engst 28 comments

Ventura and Monterey Users: Beware Unwanted Sonoma Upgrades

Some macOS 13 Ventura and macOS 12 Monterey users are being upgraded to macOS 14 Sonoma after dismissing notifications that encourage an upgrade. It’s a nasty bug, but the TidBITS Talk community has some advice on how to avoid the forced upgrade.

Adam Engst 44 comments

Apple’s End-of-Year OS Updates Add Promised Features, Security Updates

Apple has released iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, macOS 14.2 Sonoma, watchOS 10.2, and tvOS 17.2 with notable improvements and several features promised early in the year. HomePod Software 17.2 received only unspecified bug fixes. Apple also published security updates for iOS 16.7.3, iPadOS 16.7.3, macOS 13.6.3 Ventura, and macOS 12.7.2 Monterey.

Adam Engst 14 comments

WebKit Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Prompt iOS 17.1.2, iPadOS 17.1.2, macOS 14.1.2, and Safari 17.1.2

Apple has released updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Safari to block a pair of WebKit vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild. Don’t panic, but update soon.

Adam Engst 14 comments

OS Security Updates Address Three More Exploited Vulnerabilities

Updates for macOS 13 Ventura, macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 17 and 16, iPadOS 17 and 16, and watchOS 10 and 9 fix a trio of security vulnerabilities likely being used to install the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Install the updates soon.

Adam Engst 15 comments

OS Security Updates Plug Image and Wallet Vulnerabilities Exploited by Pegasus Spyware

Updates for macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and older Apple operating systems fix a pair of zero-click security vulnerabilities that are being used to install the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Install the updates soon.

macOS Monterey 12.6.6 and Big Sur 11.7.7 Adam Engst No comments

macOS Monterey 12.6.6 and Big Sur 11.7.7

Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)

macOS Monterey 12.6.5 and Big Sur 11.7.6 Adam Engst 42 comments

macOS Monterey 12.6.5 and Big Sur 11.7.6

Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)

macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and Big Sur 11.7.5 Adam Engst 5 comments

macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and Big Sur 11.7.5

Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)

macOS Monterey 12.6.3 and Big Sur 11.7.3 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

macOS Monterey 12.6.3 and Big Sur 11.7.3

Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)

macOS Monterey 12.6.2 and Big Sur 11.7.2 Adam Engst 1 comment

macOS Monterey 12.6.2 and Big Sur 11.7.2

Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)

macOS Monterey 12.6.1 and Big Sur 11.7.1 Agen Schmitz 13 comments

macOS Monterey 12.6.1 and Big Sur 11.7.1

Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)

Josh Centers 13 comments

macOS’s New XProtect Remediator Now Regularly Scans for Malware

A few months ago, Apple quietly updated Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina with XProtect Remediator, a new malware scanner built into XProtect, so your Mac is now regularly checking for malware in the background. Howard Oakley uncovered it and offers some technical details.

Josh Centers 15 comments

How to Use Note Tags and Quick Notes

Apple added two features to Notes in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey to enhance your note-taking. Note tags give you an alternative way to organize your notes, while Quick Note gives you an always-available shortcut for creating notes on your Mac and iPad.

Josh Centers 39 comments

iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS 12.5.1 Monterey Address Serious Security Vulnerabilities

Evildoers are exploiting a pair of security vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS 12 Monterey, so Apple has released focused updates to thwart them. Don’t delay, update today.

Josh Centers 9 comments

How to AirPlay to Your Mac

macOS 12 Monterey added the option to use your Mac as an AirPlay receiver for audio, video, and other content. Here’s how to take advantage of it.