Status: 08/19/2022 03:34 am
Apple has warned of a serious security vulnerability in its iPhones, iPads, and Macs. As a result, hackers could gain full control of the devices. Security experts recommend an immediate update.
Apple has warned of serious security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, and Macs that could allow hackers to take full control of devices.
There is also a “report that this issue could have been actively exploited,” the US group said.
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.
Hackers could impersonate users
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.
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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