With MacOS 13.2, Apple is pushing out the first Rapid Security Response update

Last week, Apple launched a first version of MacOS Ventura 13.2. This beta brings a first set up today Rapid Security Response for Mac.

Right after the release of MacOS 13.1, Ventura’s first major update on October 24, 2022 with features like Freeform and Advanced Data Protection, Apple has already started working on the next version. On December 14, the first macOS 13.2 Ventura beta arrived, followed by the public beta a day later. This supports FIDO-certified physical security keys, announced as part of the advanced data protection for iCloud that arrived in version 13.1. To test it on your Mac, all you have to do is access your Apple ID in the system settings and click on the Security Keys tab.

The Cupertino company also used the 13.2 beta to release its first Rapid Security Response update to the Mac. It’s smaller and more focused, solely focused on security, and comes between full OS updates. As a reminder, Rapid Security Response is already available for users of terminals under iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.1. Devices with this feature can receive security updates more regularly. These are installed in the background and should not interfere with users in their use. Apple wants to generalize this security function as quickly as possible on all of its terminals to reduce the time they are exposed to security breaches.

General availability in early 2023

It usually takes about six weeks for Apple to properly test new versions of its operating systems, but that time frame can change depending on the magnitude of the release. We expect macOS Ventura 13.2 to arrive in late January or early February. In the meantime, to install the public beta version of MacOS Ventura 13.2 and the tester, just sign up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID. Next, log in to the Beta Software Program, click “Register Your Mac”, go to beta.apple.com/profile on your Mac, download and install the Beta Access Utility. Finally, go to “Software Update” in “System Settings” to install the update and restart your Mac.

It is not recommended to run it on your main machine for work, as there could be bugs causing serious problems.

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