American tech giant Apple Warns Of Vulnerability on Friday about a vulnerability that enables hackers to take control of Mac computers, iPads, and iPhones. After identifying an operating system flaw that it claims “may have been actively exploited,” the tech giant advised owners of the majority of its devices to upgrade their software, according to CNN.
Apple Warns Of Vulnerability In Its Operating Systems: All You Need To Know
According to CNN, Apple stated that the vulnerability affects iPhones dating back to the 6S model, iPads starting with the 5th generation and later, iPad Air 2 and later, Apple iPad Mini 4 and later, all iPad Pro models, and the 7th generation iPod touch in security updates published online on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Apple (AAPL), the flaws let hackers to “run arbitrary code” by taking over the operating system of a device and might also allow them to access devices through “maliciously generated web content.”
The company stated in a subsequent update that the flaw affects Mac computers running its Monterey OS as well as Apple’s Safari browser on its Big Sur and Catalina operating systems.
The US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned that “an attacker may exploit one of these vulnerabilities to seize control of an affected device” and recommended Apple users to upgrade their devices. Users under impact should “install the necessary updates as soon as feasible,” the government advised.