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Apple warns of a security breach allowing control of iPhone, iPad and Mac


Anonymous researchers have found that it is possible for people to perform actions on multiple types of Apple devices sa

The caveat is rather persuasive.

Apple has recommended that owners of certain models of iPhone, iPad and Mac update the operating software, which has a security flaw allowing them to take control of these devices.

Are concerned the iPhone 6 and later models, all iPad Pro, fifth generation iPad and later, as well as Macs, according to notices posted on the site of the American giant.

According to the Apple firm, in the old version of the operating software, "an application can use arbitrary code" with undue access to the device, which means that a hacker can perform actions without authorization.

The flaw “could have been exploited”

“This possibility could have been actively exploited” by hackers, says Apple, without further details.

The flaw is also exploitable through “maliciously crafted Internet content,” adds the group from Cupertino (California).

According to the American giant, the risks were reported by anonymous researchers.

To address these flaws, Apple is urging users to download iOS operating software version 15.6.1 for iPhones, its counterpart to iPadOS 15.6.1 for iPads and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 for Mac computers.

The technology giant has made the protection of personal data and cybersecurity a leitmotif.

In April 2021, he disrupted the iPhone ecosystem by requiring applications to ask the user if he agreed to the collection of data on his use of other apps and on the Internet.

This modification of the iOS operating system has deprived applications that are very dependent on advertising, in particular Facebook or Snapchat, of valuable tools, which have lost advertising revenue as a result.

Source: leparis

All news articles on 2022-08-19

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