Apple Releases Rapid Security Response Update for macOS Ventura 13.2 Beta

Apple today released a Rapid Security Response update for the macOS Ventura 13.2 beta, marking the first time we've seen the feature used for the Mac. Rapid Security Response is an iOS 16 and macOS Ventura feature that allows Apple to provide security fixes to users without requiring a full update.

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macOS Rapid Security Response 13.2 (a) is applied to the Mac automatically upon restart, and it is also added to Safari when the Safari app is exited and then reopened.

Apple has previously released iOS 16 Rapid Security Responses, but in a test capacity. It is possible that this update for the Mac is also a test before real Rapid Security Response updates begin rolling out to Mac users.

(Thanks, Adam!)

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
20 months ago
After update to beta 1
Safari Version 16.2 (18614.4.1.500.1)

Before update to beta 1
Safari Version 16.2 (18614.4.1)

No change to system FW or Darwin kernel (M1 Mac)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macintosh Quadra 840av Avatar
20 months ago
Elsewhere, it's been confirmed this is a test of the new feature within the OS. The key piece is that this doesn't require a restart. There has long been the ability in macOS to have security updates that don't require a full system update.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigpoppa Avatar
20 months ago
Probably just testing it to see if it works.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
20 months ago

Probably just testing it to see if it works.
That's a safe bet.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stradify Avatar
20 months ago

I’m happy this is something Apple has started doing.

I wonder if this means smaller major updates? The major updates should be delta updates right?
Check out this article. It details how the size of updates have been shrinking:
https://eclecticlight.co/2022/11/11/venturas-updates-have-got-faster-for-some/
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0924487 Avatar
20 months ago
It's a fire drill.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)