Apple Secures iOS and macOS With New Updates

eWeek | March 26, 2019

Apple Secures iOS and macOS With New Updates
Hidden behind Apple's big day of services announcements on March 25 with new TV, news and future credit card services was an item of more immediate importance to most Apple users—a set of critical security updates. Apple updated its iOS mobile operating system to version 12.2 and its macOS Mojave desktop operating system to version 10.14.4, fixing numerous vulnerabilities that could have potentially exposed users to risk. Among the risks are flaws that could enable privilege escalation, information disclosure and arbitrary code execution. Noticeably absent from the list of fixed vulnerabilities were new issues disclosed on March 20 at the Pwn2Own security contest. Researchers at that event were able to publicly demonstrate new zero-day flaws in Apple's Safari web browser running on macOS. Though the flaws were demonstrated at the event, the full vulnerability details have been kept under wraps and were privately disclosed to Apple.

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The technology used by today’s ‘average’ business has become increasingly complex.Business in general is ever more reliant on technology and the internet – with company data needing to be accessed, shared and used more quickly and by a greater diversity of employees, suppliers and customers. Mobility is the most often cited business trend that has transformed the way many of us work and communicate.