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    Just a reminder to those that have and use Apple devices, today there are several security updates out for MacOS, Apple TV, iPhones, iWatch.  Just the
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2421405

      I use Knowledge Base Listing 2000014 as my Apple DefCon. Please update KB 2000014 when you think it is a green light for those Apple Updates, unless you think they are OK right now.

      For now I will wait, knowing I need to update soon (zero day fixes).

      Looking at the Apple Security Updates, it looks like I missed iOS 15.2.1 – January 12, 2022 .

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    • #2421408

      https://github.com/macadmins/nudge

      Just spotted this for those that manage multiple Apple deployments

      Nudge is an multi-linguistic application, offering custom user deferrals, which strongly encourages macOS updates. Written in Swift and SwiftUI.

      Nudge will only work on macOS Big Sur 11 and later and is a replacement for the original Nudge, which was written in Python 2/3. If you need to enforce macOS updates for earlier versions, it is recommend to use nudge-python.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2421480

      Download .ipsw files for :
      iPhone
      iPad
      Apple TV
      Mac
      iPod Touch & HomePod
      Apple Watch

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      • #2421892

        Interesting web site (.me domain) since I am not very familiar with the Apple environment.

        Likely will wait a few more days and upgrade. Ran the upgrade on a corporate phone today so if no after-effects appear then it s/b OK.

    • #2421501

      I got these on Monday night. Because I got them immediately upon release, they downloaded and installed very fast. It is the first time in the three years I have had an iPhone and two years for Apple Watch that they didn’t take forever to update. Nice!

    • #2421568

      https://twitter.com/arekfurt/status/1486733807088807937

      Includes a zero day for malicious images.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2421576

      Careful with the MacOS 12.2 update on managed corporate systems.  Odd to say this but I would postpone this update for a couple days!

      https://twitter.com/alexstamos/status/1486738500057649157

       

      ~ Group "Weekend" ~

    • #2421745

      Updated an iPhone XR to iOS 15.3, and an early-2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with four Thunderbolt 3 ports to macOS 11.6.3, with no issues to report.

    • #2421919

      Last night I updated Big Sur in my Mac to 11.6.3  Still no weird problems noticed after a day of normal activity. Also updated Safari 15.3  Big Sur took maybe half an hour altogether to download some 2.5 GB, prepare to install and then installing the update, as usual. Safari just a couple of minutes.

      But earlier on, when I was trying to see if the update was already available, the “searching for updates” process seemed set to last forever. Never since my days updating Windows XP and then 7 have I seen this happen.

      Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV and Malwarebytes for Macs.

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      • #2422279

        For what it’s worth, I too am seeing “searching for updates” longer than normal on Catalina.  I only waited 10 to 15 seconds before I gave up and decided to reboot. Then the “searching for updates” was back to normal. I guess I am not as patient as you! How long do you think it took before you got the updates that are available?

        I am still holding off updating until a week goes by.

         

         

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        • #2423307

          bassmanzam: I tried several times, a few minutes each time. Enough to come to the conclusion that I better did something else and tried later again.

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV and Malwarebytes for Macs.

        • #2423610

          So I booted up my Mac Catalina today.  I did a little “work” and decided to check for updates.  It came back with in a few seconds with updates available! First time this happened in over a month. Maybe Apple fixed something on their end?

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        • #2423320

          FWIW – A couple days ago I checked for updates and got nothing but a spinning gear wheel. I rebooted and it didn’t help. I shutdown and switched to the other account and it worked fine. Logged off the account and logged back into the first account and got nothing but the spinning wheel. Today I booted into the first account and everything was fine. All on the same macbook air from mid 2017 running Catalina with 2 accounts. Hard to say what’s going on, but I’d still bet on something funky on Apple’s end.

      • #2422285

        In my experience with Catalina wait times when checking for updates range from a couple seconds to sometimes several minutes. Usually when it takes more than roughly 15 seconds, it will time out after about a minute and say something like “could not check for updates” or “could not connect – please check your internet connection”. To the latter I usually mutter under my breath “my internet connection is just fine, thank you very much, why don’t YOU CHECK YOUR SERVERS!!??” Why is it that the customer is always assumed to be wrong?

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    • #2422295

      Some macOS 12.2 Users Experiencing Bluetooth-Related Battery Drain Issue During Sleep Mode

      ..some Mac users who have installed the software update are experiencing excessive battery drain during sleep mode, seemingly due to Bluetooth accessories frequently waking the computers…

      Affected users say their Mac’s battery life drops from 100% to 0% while in sleep mode overnight since updating to macOS 12.2. A few users tried to identify a cause in Terminal and found that Bluetooth accessories are frequently causing a “DarkWake from Deep Idle” that results in the Mac repeatedly waking from sleep, which drains the battery. The issue appears to be affecting both Intel-based Macs and M1-based Macs….

      https://twitter.com/fishjourner/status/1487233108738859008

    • #2423302

      Anyone know what the mysterious update on Apple watches series 4 and above to 8.4.1 is about? We just got an update about a week ago to 8.4 and now this one which does not look like a security update “This update has no published CVE entries.”.

      My watch suddenly wanted to update yesterday evening. It does not have automatic updating turned on either.

      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

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