The final version of macOS 13.2 is available with several security features

The final version of macOS 13.2 can now be installed by all users! This update takes many of the new in iOS 16.3 (unless it’s the other way around), starting with the new enhanced iCloud data protection option now available in France and around the world.

This feature will encrypt almost all categories of data in iCloud, especially device backups. A major change for Apple, which will no longer be able to dig into this data to pass it on to the legal or police authorities who request it. The other side of the coin is that the user will be responsible for the decryption key. We made the point in this news:

iOS 16.3 enables end-to-end encryption of almost all iCloud data in France and around the world

iOS 16.3 enables end-to-end encryption of almost all iCloud data in France and around the world

Second authentication physical keys (such as Yubikey) can now be used during the identification process in an Apple account.

The option can be found in iCloud settings > Password and security.

iOS 16.3: overview of support for physical security keys to access your Apple account

iOS 16.3: overview of support for physical security keys to access your Apple account

This update also fixes two bugs: one in Freeform concerning lines created with the finger (or the Apple Pencil on an iPad), the other concerning VoiceOver which could stop the audio feedback when typing on the keyboard.

macOS 13.2: release notes

This update brings advanced data protection for iCloud, enables Apple ID security keys, and includes other improvements and fixes for your Mac.

  • Advanced Data Protection for iCloud brings the total number of iCloud data categories protected by end-to-end encryption to 23, including iCloud backup, Notes, and Photos, ensuring your information is protected even when data is leaked. data in the cloud.
  • Apple ID Security Keys allow users to increase the security of their account by requiring the use of a physical security key for sign-in.
  • Fixed an issue in Freeform that could prevent certain drawing strokes made with Apple Pencil or finger from displaying on shared boards.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause VoiceOver audio feedback to be missing when typing.

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