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It’s only a week since Apple’s last product updates, but it’s already time to update again.

As you probably know, Apple, unusually amongst major operating system and application producers, doesn’t have any sort of predictable schedule for its security patches.

Unlike vendors such as Microsoft (monthly), Google Android (monthly) and Mozilla (every fourth Tuesday), security updates emerge from Cupertino HQ whenever Apple thinks the time is right.

And unlike Linux, where updates come thick and fast but you can at least track the issues that are being worked on at any moment, Apple’s updates arrive not only as-and-when, but also under an official cloak of undisclosure:

For the protection of our customers, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are generally available.