How Ventura 13.0.1 played hard to get for some, and ongoing problems successfully installing security data updates make for the fortnightly nightmare.
macOS 13.0.1 is the first small security update to Ventura, although it still seems large. What’s going on, and where are macOS updates heading?
Good news of bugs fixed, including 77 security bugs. Bad news of those carried over from Monterey, and some newly added in Ventura 13.0.
There’s a steady stream of users discovering their Macs have been skipping important security updates since June. How come?
Keeping your Mac up to date is essential if it’s to benefit from latest security fixes and protection against malware. How to deal with problems.
Over the last three months, of the nine security updates to XProtect pushed by Apple, only one has been delivered and installed correctly through my Monterey Content Caching server
Have your Macs all installed last week’s security data updates to XProtect? If they get them through your Content Caching server, they might not have.
Apple appears to have fixed recent problems installing XProtect and other security updates for some users at least. What if you’re still suffering problems?
A lot of effort has gone into improving Mac security, from firmware to new remediation software, but it’s the delivery that’s now lettings us down.
What are the penalties in staying with Monterey, if you choose not to upgrade to Ventura, or your Mac isn’t supported? Please report serious bugs we should know about.