Apple issues a crucial security update for the Magic Keyboard – follow these steps to safeguard your device


Apple has recently rolled out a firmware security patch for its lineup of Magic Keyboard models. Designated as Version 2.0.6, this update addresses a security vulnerability related to Bluetooth. Cupertino made the announcement of this firmware update through a support document page, as noted by MacRumors.

Enhancing Security and Functionality: Apple’s Latest Firmware Update for Magic Keyboards

The security update is applicable to various Magic Keyboard models, including the standard accessory with Numeric Keypad, Touch ID, and Touch ID and Numeric Keypad. Remarkably, this marks the first firmware update for these accessories in quite some time.

Interestingly, despite expectations for Apple to transition its Magic accessories to USB-C, the current offerings still feature a Lightning port. Moreover, the Magic Mouse, which has been anticipated for a redesign, continues to use an unconventional charging method, leaving users curious about potential updates in the future.

According to Apple, the recent security vulnerability was a result of exploiting a Bluetooth flaw. Fortunately, the newly released firmware update addresses and resolves this issue. Here’s the information provided by the company on its support document page:

Compatible with: Magic Keyboard; Magic Keyboard (2021); Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad; Magic Keyboard with Touch ID; and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad

Security Impact: An individual with physical access to the accessory could potentially extract its Bluetooth pairing key and monitor Bluetooth traffic.

Issue Description: The firmware update resolves a session management concern through enhanced checks.

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Guidance on installing the latest Magic Keyboard firmware update:

Apple indicates that firmware updates for the Magic Keyboard are automatically deployed in the background when the accessory is actively paired with a macOS, iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS device. If you wish to prompt the update manually, connect the Magic Keyboard to your Mac and allow 30 minutes for the process.

To verify the firmware version of your Magic Keyboard, navigate to Bluetooth settings on your Mac. Head to System Preferences > Bluetooth, and click the Info button next to your keyboard. Upon successful installation of this firmware update, the firmware version will be displayed as 2.0.6. With this installed version, you can confidently use your keyboard once more without any concerns.

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