This situation is yet another example of why patch and update management is such a vital component of every enterprise and individual user. Please take the time to verify your Apple iOS devices and update your firmware accordingly.
This is a huge miss on the part of Apple to allow this level of flaw/vulnerability into the wild. If rumors are true, this issue was also covered up for a bit while a patch was under construction. Please take the time to disable FaceTime on your iOS and MacOS devices immediately until a patch can be distributed by Apple.
Please take a moment to review your Apple devices and update where appropriate!
These are some great new options. I am excited to see these changes coming down the pipe.
This is an important update from Apple and a solid step toward better security for iOS devices. Much is made of this update relative to the actions of law enforcement agencies in obtaining information from seized devices. That is not the only story or the only reason this update is relevant. It is a genuine protection against sidejacking and other malicious intrusions that can occur from many others outside of the realm of the FBI or your local police department.
Review your devices and patch accordingly.
And the roller coaster ride continues. If you are an Apple products user, and more specifically, a MacOS user, this article is for you. It provides a nice roadmap of where patching has been and where it is going in terms of Meltdown, Spectre and general hardware issues. Enjoy!
I realize that many people hesitate to take iOS updates quickly (myself included) given the occasional buggy nature of x.1 releases. In this case, I would urge that you go ahead and update your MacOS and iOS devices immediately to address the potential evils of the KRACK vulnerability.