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WVU-managed Macs and iPads to get critical security update Sunday

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All faculty and staff who use a University-managed Mac or iPad should leave those devices turned on to accept a critical security update from Information Technology Services around 9 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 26). This update will prevent attackers from exploiting a known vulnerability that could let them access and control your device.

This update includes Apple devices that are used by Health Sciences employees and participants in the HSC student laptop program.

You will see a notification when the update is available. ITS recommends you accept the update and restart your devices at the earliest opportunity to prevent unintended disruption of your work later. If your device is not turned on during this time frame, you will be forced to reboot the next time it is powered on. WVU-owned Macs and iPads also can be updated now to avoid the required reboot on Sept. 26.

ITS strongly recommends that faculty, staff and students update all their personally owned Apple products as soon as possible and refer to Apple Support for questions.