Apple Releases Magic Keyboard Firmware Update With Bluetooth Security Fix

Apple on Tuesday released Magic Keyboard firmware version 2.0.6 with a fix for a Bluetooth-related security vulnerability.

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"An attacker with physical access to the accessory may be able to extract its Bluetooth pairing key and monitor Bluetooth traffic," an Apple support document says.

The firmware update is available for various Magic Keyboard models for the Mac, including the standard Magic Keyboard, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad.

Magic Keyboard firmware updates are automatically installed while the keyboard is paired to a device running macOS, iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS, with no way to manually apply an update. To check a Magic Keyboard's firmware version on a Mac, open the System Settings app, click Bluetooth, and click on the info button next to your keyboard.

Apple's full security disclosure:

Bluetooth

Available for: Magic Keyboard; Magic Keyboard (2021); Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad; Magic Keyboard with Touch ID; and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad

Impact: An attacker with physical access to the accessory may be able to extract its Bluetooth pairing key and monitor Bluetooth traffic

Description: A session management issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2024-0230: Marc Newlin of SkySafe

This is the first firmware update for some Magic Keyboard models in several years, according to MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris.

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Top Rated Comments

PsykX Avatar
19 weeks ago
I hope the firmware update replaces the Lightning connector with a USB-C !

Seriously, I read the headline so fast I thought they were finally releasing an updated version of the product. ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
19 weeks ago
I wish they'd release a fix for the price - I want a new one with the TouchID but blimey its $230 here in Canada.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jennyp Avatar
19 weeks ago
Mine says 1.4.8 - seems a long way behind 2.0.6. I suppose I just have to wait for the planets to align or something.

What I wish would happen is that Apple releases a backlit extended bluetooth keyboard..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sportpepper Avatar
19 weeks ago
I hope this fixes my typos.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Roller Avatar
19 weeks ago

Mine cost $199 (US) when I ordered it with my ac Studio M1 Max. Based on my online research the battery is not replaceable when it gives up the ghost. Does anyone know if that’s the case. If so it’s another argument for right to repair.
I did the same. From what I've read, the battery can be user-replaced, but disassembly and reassembly aren't easy. There's a kit available online for about $15, but Apple charges only $14 more (I just checked to be sure). I'd rather have Apple do it if and when the time comes. It's also worth remembering that you can continue to use the keyboard with the same cable you use to charge it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisN718 Avatar
19 weeks ago
Just checked my keyboard version and to my surprise it has already been updated to 2.0.6
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)