Security updates for Apple devices

Lewis Goor
Monday 11 September 2023

Security updates have been released for various Apple products to mitigate issues which could leave systems open to cyber attacks. Use this guidance to learn more about the issues, if you’re affected, and what you need to do.

About these updates

Apple have brought out security updates to patch two vulnerabilities across their devices – iOS and iPadOS, macOS Ventura and watchOS.

In the updates, both vulnerabilities are zero-days, which means that the vulnerabilities were available to exploit without any patches to mitigate them. Apple have now released updates to fix these issues. These can be seen below.

Who is affected? 

These security updates are available on the following devices and applications: 

  • iPhone 8 and newer.
  • iPad 5th generation and newer.
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and newer.
  • iPad mini 5th generation and newer.
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • macOS Ventura
  • watchOS series 4 and newer.

This list is also available on Apple’s security updates page.

What you need to do 

Apple has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities. We have alerted those in an IT support role at the University who may have already been in touch. 

If you own any of the devices or use any of the applications listed above, update them as soon as possible. 

If your device was bought through your school, please discuss this with your Computing Officer. 

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