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Apple Issues Patches: Apply Them Now and Alert Your Employees to Do the Same

Earlier this week, Apple issued another patch—this one is said to address a reported vulnerability that “an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” According to Apple, it “is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.” According to reports, this is the 13th zero-day vulnerability Apple has issued a patch for in 2021.

The most recent patches, iOS 14.7.1 and Big Sur 11.5.1, are able to be applied by going into the Settings on your mobile phone or other Apple mobile device, then click on the “General” setting, then the “Software Update” setting, then apply the 14.7.1 update. Plug your phone in before you apply the patch and follow the directions.

Let your employees know to do the same on their mobile devices if you allow employees to use their phones or iPads for business purposes.

Following patching updates are crucial for risk management on both a personal and professional level and spreading the word is helpful in that risk management process.

Copyright © 2021 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 210
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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