Count of security updates included in 5.1.1

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  1. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have an idea how many security updates were included in the iOS 5.1.1 update, or where I can get that information? The page I came upon Apple's site, regarding the update, did not disclose that information. Is there somewhere else that information is available? I am not necessarily looking for the details of those updates (for obvious reason that Apple may not disclose to the public). I'm only looking for a count of how many security updates were made between this update and the last, or maybe even the last two (5.0.1 and 5.1). Thanks
     
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    VenusianSky thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would just like to know how many security vulnerabilities are discovered and patched in between updates. We (my job) are beginning to look at bringing iPads into the corporate environment, but we are bit of a "security-conscious" company, if you get what I mean. With those numbers, I can at least get some idea of the number of vulnerabilities discovered and how often Apple addresses them in updates (well, present that information to those asking for it; waste of time work really). With that info, I can provide some comparison to Microsoft Windows, for example, which Microsoft publically release the update count every month. We have been a Microsoft shop since NT 4.0 and, as I mentioned, we are looking to bring iOS devices in at the request of executives.

    Thanks.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    What I would recommend in your case is to subscribe to Apple's security announcements e-mail listserv:

    https://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

    Every time an Apple OS software update occurs, they send out the security patches that are included in each release on this listserv If you need to keep on top of these things, that's probably the easiest way to do it, and makes it easy to send off reports to whoever in your group wants them.

    There's also this slick guide from Apple about iOS security:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/docs/iOS_Security_Mar12.pdf
     

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