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.
We all tend to get caught up in patching and updating our Windows environments and, when time permits, tackling the 3rd party patch needs that come with Adobe, Java and other add-on applications. Don’t lose sight of your network infrastructure and the firmware that powers your network backplanes and critical edge devices. Please review your environments and update your Cisco devices accordingly.
Please take a moment to review your Apple devices and update where appropriate!
For those of you that did not see the news earlier in the week, Microsoft was forced to pull the Windows 10 update released for October due to an expected data loss issue. Microsoft has since fixed that update and re-released it for beta tester verification. Please continue to monitor this process to ensure you safely patch your Windows 10 environments.
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.
Now is the time to review your Apple MacOS and iOS deployments and patch accordingly. There are several relevant and timely security updates for most of the Apple Operating Systems available this week.
Please review and patch your iOS devices accordingly. As the article mentions, jailbreaking may create a flexible environment from which you can download third party apps, but it also exposes the user to un-vetted and potentially malicious apps and code.
Should the tagline for the article post be “Kudos to Microsoft” or “About Darn Time”. I am leaning toward the latter, but regardless, it is good the process has been simplified.
This article discusses what is a common place debate within most IT organizations – updates and patching strategies from the perspective of IT Operations versus IT Security. Often it comes down to money and resources.
Microsoft is at it again with their update strategy of forcing the world into the Windows 10 mold. Now, they are forcibly resetting default application choices and pointing all users back to Microsoft applications. This is sad on a whole new level.