Apple security flaw allows hackers to fully control devices

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24 August 2022
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Apple users have been advised to immediately update their iPhones, iPads and Macs to protect against two security vulnerabilities that can allow hackers to take complete control of their devices.

One vulnerability exploits software weaknesses that affect the kernel, which is the deepest layer of the operating system, it allows applications to run arbitrary code with the highest system privileges. The other flaw affects WebKit, the underlying technology of the Safari web browser. Hackers can exploit the vulnerability with maliciously crafted web content to execute arbitrary code.

Apple is calling on anyone with an iPhone released since 2015, an iPad released since 2014 or a Mac running macOS Monterey to download the update by opening up the settings menu on their mobile device, or choosing “software update” on the “about this Mac” menu on their computer.

Apple said it is aware of both vulnerabilities being exploited, but provided no further details.

- CyberBeat

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