Status: 08/19/2022 09:00 am
Serious security vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad and Mac: According to Apple, hackers could gain full control of devices. Security experts recommend an immediate update.
Apple has warned of serious security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Therefore, hackers could potentially take full control of the devices. Security holes could be closed with a software update.
Apple’s warning about the vulnerability means a hacker could gain “full administrator access to the device,” allowing them to “execute any code as if it were you, the user,” said Rachel Tobac, director of the security firm. Social Proof Security. There is also a “report that this issue could have been actively exploited,” the US group said.
WebKit Software and Operating System Partially Affected
One of the vulnerabilities was in Apple’s WebKit software, which is used to display content in web browsers. As a result, mobile devices like iPhones and iPads are particularly at risk, as the browsers here run exclusively through WebKit. The second vulnerability was in the so-called kernel, the central part of the operating system.
Users must install updates
Security researchers recommended users apply a software update to affected devices: iPhone 6s and later models, various iPad models including fifth generation and later, all iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 models, and computers. Mac running macOS Monterey. Some iPod models are also affected, he said. The current versions of the operating system are iOS 15.6.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 15.6.1 for tablets, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 for Apple computers.
A software update should be done primarily by those in the public eye, such as activists and journalists who might be targeted by state surveillance.
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