With the release of iOS 16, Apple has revealed that it will give IT managers the option to remove the Rapid Security Response protection tool.
Reports indicate that the feature can be disabled and all updates removed manually, if the administrator wishes. Rapid Security Response, introduced as part of iO16, allows iPhone users to get the latest security updates without having to completely update the operating system.
the plasters (opens in new tab) Pushed by Rapid Security Response will be downloaded automatically, but Apple will now also allow users to block Rapid Security Response from downloading and installing security patches, as well as uninstall them.
Postpone the patch
To do this, users must navigate to: Settings > General > Abouttap the iOS version and then tap Uninstall security update.
Anything that admins remove can be reinstalled at any time, otherwise the changes will take effect when the endpoint is updated to the latest version of iOS.
There are a number of reasons why administrators might decide not to download and install the latest security updates, the most likely conflicting with other security measures or applications. From time to time, security updates and other major software changes can destroy some antivirus or productivity programs, and some companies prefer to wait before installing important updates.
However, failing to apply the latest security updates is a major risk, as the vulnerabilities addressed there are usually known to cyber criminals. Outdated and unmanaged devices are low hanging fruit for threat actors. Therefore, security experts usually advise IT administrators not to delay applying the updates.
Via: Mac Rumors (opens in new tab)