Computing & Information Services

Security Update for iOS and OS 10.9 Mavericks - February 26, 2014

Apple has released an important security update for iOS and OS 10.9 (Mavericks) which prevents an attacker from intercepting encrypted traffic. This means information such as usernames and passwords could be captured even when using encrypted (SSL/TLS) connections through web browsers and other installed applications. It is strongly advised that all users apply the update as soon as possible.

What iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) users should do

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices running iOS 6 or iOS 7 are affected and should be updated to iOS 6.1.6 and iOS 7.0.6, respectively. Before applying the update, backup your device. After backing up your data, Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 7.0.6 update

What OS 10.9 (Mavericks) users should do

If your computer is running Mac OS version 10.9 (you can check by going to the Apple menu > About This Mac), you should install the OS X 10.9.2 update. Go to the Apple menu > Software Update.

10.9.2 update

Note: Reed computers that receive Managed Software Updates by CIS will be automatically updated soon.

More information about the update

More information about the updates is at the following websites:

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/22/os-x-ssl-vulnerability/

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/02/apple-releases-os-x-10-9-2-patches-ssl-flaw-and-adds-facetime-audio-support/

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6147

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6150

Please contact the CUS Help Desk with any questions or concerns: cus@reed.edu or 503-777-7525.