Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.2 With Safari Vulnerability Fix

Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.2, the second major update to the macOS Monterey update that launched in October. macOS Monterey 12.2 comes over a month after the release of the 12.1 update, which brought SharePlay support.

macOS Monterey on MBP Feature
The ‌‌‌macOS Monterey 12.2‌‌ update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Apple has also released a macOS Big Sur 11.6.3 update for those still running macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina Security Update 2022-001 for those on Catalina.

macOS Monterey 12.2 is a bug fix update, and Apple's release notes have no information other than generic bug fix information. We don't yet have a full list of security updates, but we do know that macOS Monterey 12.2 addresses a Safari bug that could cause your recent browsing history and details about your identity to be leaked to malicious entities.

A full list of security fixes that are in the update will be available from Apple's security update support document.

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guzhogi Avatar
27 months ago

And yes, I didn’t expect them to rewrite the whole app to be native within a month but rather to start the process and do it incrementally. We will know soon…
Probably in the minority her, but I still kinda wish Apple would take a year off between major OS releases. Spend the two years rewriting everything (or at least as much as possible) to be native Swift & SwiftUI code. Streamline as much as possible, and get all the OSes (macOS, iOS, iPadOS, etc.) as standardized as possible. That way, in later versions, they can add a lot new features more easily and standardized.
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Permanent Sigh Avatar
27 months ago
Should come with the AppKit version of Apple Music
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
27 months ago
Not showing on several machines, yet. iOS and iPadOS updates are showing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
27 months ago

I thought 12.2 was bringing a fully native music app? My most anticipated software release ever, solely to fix the Apple Music bug that causes the screen to jump around your playlist every time you edit, rate or delete a song.
It is there
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uczcret Avatar
27 months ago
Is it the same build as the RC?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbs008 Avatar
27 months ago
It's silly to actually think TestUFO matters on whether pages scroll at 120hz or not. 120hz is enabled in 12.2 and has been since beta 1. Using testufo as a metric does not matter on apple devices especially when iphones and ipads are 120hz and testufo shows 60.
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