Apples releases security updates for iOS 15.1, macOS Big Sur 11.6.1, and new macOS Monterey 12.0.1

Apples releases security updates for iOS 15.1, macOS Big Sur 11.6.1, and new macOS Monterey 12.0.1

Apples has released security updates for iOS 15.1, macOS Big Sur 11.6.1, new macOS Monterey 12.0.1, and other Apple products.

iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1

The latest iOS 15.1 and iPadOS security update released on October 25 addressed 22 vulnerabilities, 12 of those could result in arbitrary code execution.

The update is available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation) models.

macOS security updates

Apple also released a security update for Big Sur 11.6.1 that patched 24 vulnerabilities, 11 of those could result in arbitrary code execution.

The macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-007 addressed 21 vulnerabilities

In addition, Apple released a new version of macOS Monterey 12.0 that now comes pre-installed on certain mac models, as well as a security update macOS Monterey 12.0.1 for macOS previously running 12.0. The latter update patched 40 vulnerabilities in all.

macOS Monterey

The new macOS Monterey is the 18th and most current major release of macOS officially released on October 25, 2021.

The latest version includes many new features the enable macOS users to “Connect, share, and create like never before”, as well as new FaceTime updates, and a newly redesigned Safari browser to name a few.

To add, Monterey has introduced Shareplay that allows users to “keep FaceTime conversations going as you watch TV shows and movies, listen to music, or share your screen with SharePlay.”

“It’s an entirely new way to have experiences with family and friends no matter the distance,” Apple explained.

New Privacy features have been included to include Control Center, which allows you to find out which apps have access to your mic via a new indicator that pops up on your screen. Also, Mail Privacy Protection hides your system’s IP address, so that senders won’t be able to link it to other online activity or determine your location.

Other Apple product updates

Finally, Apple released updates for watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1, and iOS 14.8.1 and iPadOS 14.8.1 (for older iPhone models).

Readers can check out the Apple security updates page for all of the latest OS updates.

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