Your Apple devices needs urgent updates – Sept 2021
It may have escaped your notice (and Apple don’t like to widely advertise the fact) but on 13th September 2021 Apple product updates were released to plug two major security flaws identified as early as February this year.
One, is a “zero-click, zero-day” vulnerability which has been actively exploited by Pegasus, a spyware app developed by the Israeli company NSO Group, which has been known to target activists, journalists, and prominent people around the world.
“Two vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-30858 and CVE-2021-30860) have been identified in certain Apple products which could allow an actor to execute arbitrary code, enabling the installation of malware or other actions on a vulnerable Apple device or computer”
Apple has released the following security advisories which contain information on the security updates and associated vulnerabilities:
Install the updates yourself or let us help you for just $78
The following article contains links and guides on how to backup your data, check if an update is required and how to run and install any required updates.
However, if you need some help and live in Perth, Western Australia, let us do the work for you by making a 30 minute in-house booking at our office by completing the form here … or simply drop off and leave your device(s) with us for 1-2 business days. Either service costs $78 incl GST.
Bring a backup drive with you or we can supply one for an additional $99 for MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini.
iPhone, iPad and iWatch are backed up to iCloud instead.
Get the latest software updates from Apple
Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security.
At September 13th 2021…
- The latest version of iOS and iPadOS is 14.8. Learn how to update the software on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- The latest version of macOS is 11.6. Learn how to update the software on your Mac and how to allow important background updates.
- The latest version of tvOS is 14.7. Learn how to update the software on your Apple TV.
- The latest version of watchOS is 7.6.2. Learn how to update the software on your Apple Watch.
For older Apple devices running macOS High Sierra or earlier, updates are not available but we suggest downloading and using Google Chrome web browser instead of the native Safari. Chrome still receives regular updates that protect users against web-based viruses and allow you to still use secure sites such as online-banking.
Before you update
Backup your device using Time Machine or iCloud
How to backup your device BEFORE running updates
How to install the latest updates on iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook and Mac Mini.