Time to check your Apple is up to date

We are all familiar with having to run software updates on our Windows products regularly to remove vulnerabilities.

Apple’s Mac and iPhone/iPad and TV range are no different but many people have not been made aware or, in some cases, have been told they don’t have vulnerabilities or can’t get hacked. There have always been vulnerabilities but when it comes to hackers it’s often down to the analogy of shooting fish in a barrel. The barrel containing Windows fish is large and well stocked; until recently the Apple barrel wasn’t that well stocked – but now it is – for many reasons which this post is not focused on.

This week some vulnerabilities in the Apple range have started to hit the mainstream press and TV.

If you haven’t seen any of the news then here are a couple of links

SC Magazine https://www.scmagazineuk.com/apple-issues-supplemental-security-updates/article/1595054?fbclid=IwAR2-ReRzBjCNpCLErrNzLFtAiGgOtoKFjc6DNy2wuq7YwvIX7Yw_e4D4Hxo

BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49520355

The important thing to take from the publicity is that you should be regularly checking your devices for updates – even if the device is automatically set to apply updates. It can be several days between scheduled checks and your device is vulnerable during that window between the update been made available and your device applying it.