Apple Releases Second Rapid Security Response Update for macOS Ventura 13.2 Beta

Apple today released a second Rapid Security Response (RSR) update for the macOS Ventura 13.2 beta, with the update coming almost a month after Apple provided the first Rapid Security Response test on the Mac.

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

The first RSR release for the Mac appeared to be a test that did not add new features, with Apple instead making sure the feature works before it is deployed for an actual security update. Today's update is just 13.4MB in size, suggesting it is once again a test. Rapid Security Response is an iOS 16 and macOS Ventura feature released as part of those updates.

Apple has also previously released ‌several iOS 16‌ Rapid Security Responses in a test capacity.

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gank41 Avatar
20 months ago

if it's rapid, why is it asking the user to install it? just install it already
Because it can be much worse to just restart your computer (cough cough Windows cough cough) while actively working within an application or saving documents as opposed to just delivering an update to you rapidly, and then telling you to restart.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nt5672 Avatar
20 months ago
I don't want Apple installing anything on my computer unless I ok it. Why, because Apple software updates lately are not very reliable and I don't want to troubleshoot a bunch of problems right in the middle of having to deliver for my business.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
20 months ago
Small update (13.4 MB), immediately shut down Safari if running and restarted Mac after it was through.

13.2 beta 1 after 2nd rapid update = Safari Version 16.2 (18614.4.1)
13.2 beta 1 after 1st rapid update = Safari Version 16.2 (18614.4.1.500.1)
13.2 beta 1 = Safari Version 16.2 (18614.4.1)
13.1 RC = Safari Version 16.2 (18614.3.7.1.5)

Looks like a test just to see if could issue a rapid security release involving Safari versions. Note the toggling of safari versions.

They had to do it today because likely tomorrow Jan 10 they release the MacOS 13.2 beta 2 and likely updating to a Safari 16.3 release.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Nabulsi Avatar
20 months ago
if it's rapid, why is it asking the user to install it? just install it already
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brunerd Avatar
20 months ago

Good thing it doesn't require a restart. So should be auto-installed.
Ah... but it does require a restart! This surprised me too.


The "rapid" part must be in the installation since it is 13.4MB big... but getting a user to close their browser to restart is where things quickly "de-rapidify" ? and yes it can try to install later tonight but a "dirty" close button can foil it. A user can open Terminal and open a new shell with `zsh` or `bash` and that'll stop it from restarting (and they can keep all their precious browser windows open)

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nicolas17 Avatar
20 months ago

I don't want Apple installing anything on my computer unless I ok it. Why, because Apple software updates lately are not very reliable and I don't want to troubleshoot a bunch of problems right in the middle of having to deliver for my business.
Then go to software update settings and make sure "install security updates" is disabled.

Note that Apple has never released one of these rapid security updates for a non-beta version yet, and I sure hope you're not "delivering for your business" on a macOS beta.
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