Apple to Fix Rapid Security Response Website Issue
Apple has acknowledged an issue with its recently released Rapid Security Responses for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS 13.4.1 that may cause some websites to not display properly. In a support document published today, the company stated that it is aware of the problem and will soon release new versions of Rapid Security Responses to address the issue.
Rapid Security Responses are designed to provide users with security fixes without the need for a full software update. The updates released yesterday included a fix for an actively exploited WebKit vulnerability. However, after installing the updates, some users reported being unable to load certain websites.
Apple has labeled the affected Rapid Security Responses as iOS 16.5.1 (a), iPadOS 16.5.1 (a), and macOS 13.4.1 (a). The company has provided instructions for users who do not wish to wait for the fix to uninstall the (a) versions. On iPhone or iPad, users can open Settings, go to About, tap “Remove Security Response,” and confirm the removal. On Mac, users can choose the Apple menu, go to About this Mac, click More Information, click the Info (i) button next to the version number under macOS, click Remove and Restart, and then confirm the removal.
It is important for users to install the fixed versions of Rapid Security Responses once they become available to ensure proper website display and continued security protection. Apple has not provided a specific timeline for the release of the updated versions, but they are expected to be available in the near future.
In the meantime, users are encouraged to stay vigilant and exercise caution when browsing websites. Avoid visiting unfamiliar or suspicious websites and be cautious of clicking on any suspicious links or downloads. Regularly updating software and device operating systems is also crucial for maintaining security.
Overall, while this issue with Rapid Security Responses may be an inconvenience for some users, Apple’s prompt acknowledgement and commitment to providing a fix demonstrates its dedication to ensuring the security and functionality of its devices and software.