Apple’s big security update – but some iPad Pro users say they’ve been “bricked”

Infosec News Ireland

Apple’s latest tranche of security updates is out.

The complete list is covered by six Apple Security Advisories:

As usual, the principal OS X update applies to the current flavour of the operating system, El Capitan (OS 10.11), with a separate security update to patch the two versions before that, Mavericks (10.9.5) and Yosemite (10.10.5).

Users of OS X 10.8 and earlier are out of luck: those versions are in the same boat as Windows XP when it comes to security – unsupported and unpatched.

Unlike Microsoft, which has truly disowned the unsupported XP, Apple will still let you buy OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and even the almost-seven-year-old OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), back from when OS X versions were named after cats rather than dramatic extreme sports locations. The give-us-your-money-but-don’t-expect-any-updates versions are £14.99 via Apple’s UK website the UK, delivered as a physical package; you can even choose…

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