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Apple discloses critical security flaws in its products

Apple has disclosed critical security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, and Macs that could allow attackers to take complete control of the devices.


Security experts have advised users to update affected devices as soon as possible, including the iPhone 6S and later models, newer iPads, and Mac computers running macOS Monterey. Some iPod models are also affected.


Apple added that it is "aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited".


Apple stated in a security update on its support page that one of the flaws allows a malicious application to "execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges," which TechCrunch interprets as full device access.


TechCrunch reported that the other - a WebKit bug - could be exploited if a vulnerable device accessed or processed "maliciously crafted web content [that] may lead to arbitrary code execution".


Apple provided no additional information on how many users were affected by the vulnerability.


The warning comes ahead of Apple's traditional September launch of the latest iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 14.


What should I do?


Apple have released a new security update that would prevent any attack from taking place.


To install this security update, you can go to the Settings App, then General, then Software Updates.


The latest version of iOS and iPadOS is 15.6.1, while macOS is on 12.5.1.


 

Reporting

Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online. Forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk. Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).

 

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