Apple has disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads, and Macs that may have been actively exploited. Apple, along with national cybersecurity experts are urging users to update their devices are directing users of most of its devices to update their software as soon as possible.
Apple posted security updates online on Wednesday and Thursday, stating the vulnerability affects iPhones dating back to the 6S model, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, all iPad Pro models, and the 7th generation iPod touch, Mac computers running the company’s Monterey OS as well as Apple’s Safari browser on its Big Sur and Catalina operating systems.
The vulnerabilities reportedly give hackers the ability to take control of a device’s operating system to “execute arbitrary code” and potentially infiltrate devices through “maliciously crafted web content to gain “full admin access” to the device.
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