Apple is warning of a vulnerability that allows hackers to take control of iPhones, iPads and Macs and is urging users to install emergency software updates. Updates, known as “patches,” have been released over the past few hours to fix the very vulnerabilities that cybercriminals may already know about and exploit.
“We are aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” the Silicon Valley company explained. Apple has not disclosed if it has information about how the vulnerability was exploited, but it appears to have been discovered by an anonymous researcher. The whitepaper states that a hacker could use the bug to take control of devices, gaining access to any data, for this reason “patches” were released for iPhone, iPad and Mac computers on operating systems that presented this problem.
According to Cbsnews, security experts advise users to update vulnerable devices, namely: iPhone6S and later models; Various iPad models, including 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro models, and iPad Air 2; and Mac computers with macOS Monterey. The defect also affects some iPod models.
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