Apple’s macOS 12 Monterey, unveiled in June 2021 at WWDC, is the current version of macOS that was released on Monday, October 25. Compared to the previous macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey is a smaller update, but there are still many notable new features that improve the Mac experience.
The macOS Monterey 12.6 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.
macOS Monterey 12.6 addresses a number of kernel vulnerabilities as well as issues with maps, iMovie, ATS, MediaLibrary, and PackageKit.
Apple says that it is aware that one kernel vulnerability was actively exploited, which means that it is important for all macOS Monterey users to update to the new version of the operating system as soon as possible!
Apple has also released a macOS Big Sur 11.7 update with security fixes for older Apple computers that do not support macOS Monterey or for end users that are not ready to upgrade to Monterey for many other reasons.
Here is a link of the current Apple devices that are compatible with macOS Monterey. In our experience, Apple computers have a usable lifespan of 8 to 10 years depending on usage and maintenance. Apple devices are one of the most durable devices in the industry and they are gaining traction in both consumer and business environments. This is why every day bad actor are looking for ways to attack and find a backdoor to these devices.
If your company provides Apple devices to it’s employees, we strongly suggest to keep your devices up-to-date to prevent any surprises or become a victim of known vulnerabilities.