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Update Apple products to protect against breaches

Priority Level: 
High
28 March 2017

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its widely used products. You are advised to apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers and information.

Recent Apple releases include an iTunes update for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 and later and Windows 7 and later. Apple has also issued updates for macOS Server; tvOS; watchOS; iOS; macOS Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite; Safari; and iWork.

You are advised to review security bulletins and advisories from any vendor you use and apply their updates as soon as possible. Many vendors allow you to automate the process of updating their software.

Security updates address vulnerabilities in computer systems that attackers can otherwise use to gain access to systems or information.

A vulnerability is a weakness that can leave a computer and its systems open to attack. Attacks can be carried out in a number of ways, including through malicious software (malware) such as viruses and spyware that can monitor a user's activity on a computer and stop systems operating properly.

More information

Stay Smart Online has information on automating updates.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.