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macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-006 (Info & Download)
Available via software update or from the update download link below.
About the security content of Security Update 2021-006 Catalina lists a fix for XNU,
and notes "Apple is aware of reports that an exploit for this issue exists in the wild".
Here's the Sept. 24 posted Security Update 2021-006 Catalina Download (1.45 GB).
(After installing Security Update 2021-006, the Catalina build number is 19H1419.)
You can check for feedback in Apple's Catalina forum.
 
iOS 12.5.5 Update (security fixes)
The iOS 12.5.5 release notes simply say:
"This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users".
Here's the article with details on security fixes in iOS 12.5.5, with a note "Apple is aware of reports that this issue may have been actively exploited." (Like earlier updates to newer OS versions.)
 
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later items first)
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of Sept. 21, 2021.
(linked page has release notes for each.)
  • macOS Monterey beta 7 (21A5522h)
  • iOS 15.1 beta (19B5042h)
  • iPadOS 15.1 beta (19B5042h)
  • watchOS 8.1 beta (19R5541f)
  • tvOS 15.1 beta (19J5542e)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
 
Safari 15, Xcode 13, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, Apple TV 7.8 released
(VPN or 3rd party Security software often has problems with OS or security updates.
Here's Apple's article on VPN/3rd party software issues.)
Other News, Software Updates, and PR (later first)

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Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 13th to 17th, 2021 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 132.
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3.
  • Apple Sept. 14 Event Video & New Products.
  • macOS Big Sur 11.6 (security fixes).
    - Article on security fixes revised 9/20/2021.
  • macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-005 Info & Download.
    - Article on security fixes revised 9/20/2021.
  • Safari 14.1.2 new builds/security fixes for Catalina & Mojave.
  • iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2 (security fixes).
    - Article on security fixes revised 9/20/2021.
  • Issues with macOS Big Sur, Time Machine, HFS volumes, & APFS.
  • iTunes U 3.8.3 (security update).
  • iTunes U to be discontinued at the end of 2021.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.1.4.
  • How to Use Automator to Manipulate Images.
  • Apple support article on Exposure to vibrations may affect iPhone Cameras.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.53 (w/security update for Excel).
  • Microsoft September 2021 Patch Tuesday.
  • Chrome 93.0.4577.82 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 93.0.4577.78.
  • 2021 LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.15.95.
  • LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.23.35.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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