- Tom Jerkin
- technology team
Industry experts say a hacker can take full control of your Apple device if it’s affected by a recent security flaw.
For this reason, Apple launched new update To fix this issue that may have been “actively exploited” by hackers.
The security breach affects iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. The technology company says the new software “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”
The update is available for iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad 5th generation and later.
It can also be downloaded in later versions for iPad mini 4 and iPod touch 7th generation. Additionally, Mac users running macOS Monterey are encouraged to upgrade.
Apple said hackers used the vulnerability to infiltrate WebKit, the engine that powers Safari, the manufacturer’s browser. The company said hackers could use the flaw if a user gained access to “malicious web content.”
Until now There were no confirmed reports of specific cases Where the vulnerability was used against people or devices.
Joe Teddy analysis, technology reporter
Software updates are a routine (and sometimes annoying) part of our modern tech life, but this one shouldn’t be ignored.
The cybersecurity world is worried About the potential power a hacker could gain if they attacked a device vulnerable to this hack.
So it is important to check your Apple device settings and install the patch.
Or better: enable automatic updates.
For the vast majority of users, there is no reason to panic. So far there are no suggestions that hackers used the launch bug Large-scale attacks against the general public.
It must also be said that the social media outcry over the security update may have been exaggerated.
Apple released similar emergency security updates throughout the year, most recently in March, without much fanfare or panic.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to its security update page: “Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has been conducted and patches or releases are available.”
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