With the introduction of iOS 16, Apple has revealed that it offers IT administrators the option to remove its Rapid Security Response security tool.
Reports have found that the feature can be disabled and all its updates can be removed manually, if the administrator so wishes. Introduced as part of iO16, Rapid Security Response enables iPhone users to get the latest security updates without the need to fully update the operating system.
The patches (opens in a new tab) pushed through Rapid Security Response are downloaded automatically, however Apple will now also allow users to block Rapid Security Response from downloading and installing security patches, as well as remove them.
postpone the patch
To do so, users must navigate to Settings > general > Ontap the iOS version and then tap Remove security update.
Anything removed by administrators can be reinstalled at any time; otherwise, the changes will be implemented when the endpoint is updated to the latest version of iOS.
There are a couple of reasons why administrators choose not to download and install the latest security updates, the most important being possible conflicts with other security measures or applications. From time to time, security updates and other major software changes can break certain antivirus or productivity programs, and some companies prefer to wait before installing any major updates.
However, refraining from applying the latest security updates is a big risk, as cybercriminals are often aware of the flaws that are fixed. Outdated and unmanaged devices are easy fruit for threat actors, which is why security experts generally advise IT administrators not to procrastinate in applying updates.
Via: mac rumors (opens in a new tab)