• Patch testing isn’t easy


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    No matter who the vendor is, bugs occur.

    By the time you read this, Apple will have already re-released its rapid security patches for iOS, iPadOS (16.5.1), and MacOS Ventura (13.4.1). The patches dealt with side effects impacting Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Zoom, and various other websites.

    The bug release fixed a WebKit vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild. If you don’t use Safari as your default browser, or if you don’t use the impacted apps, I hope you just did the “sit tight and wait for a re-release” thing.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.29.0, 2023-07-17).