Apple has acknowledged a major security flaw on iPhones and iPads

Apple has acknowledged a major security flaw on iPhones and iPads ...

Although we thought Apple's devices to be more secure and privacy than Android, users unknowingly discovered that there are significant security deficiencies in theiPhones, iPads,andMac lineup that were just identified. Apple has releasedsecurity patches to fix major vulnerabilities, which the company advises users to install immediately on affected devices.

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Hackers have claimed that the vulnerabilities have been actively exploited for a long time. What's worse is that Apple has been able to detect the flaws via a tip from an anonymous researcher that they even noted on the most recent softwareupdate.

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iPhone or iPad hardware that is capable of running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15. The iPhone 6s up to the most recent iPhone 13 are affected, as well as most of the iPad models and the iPod touch 7th generation.

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this vulnerability has been actively exploited.

Improved bounds checking addressed an out-of-bounds write problem.

An anonymous researcher has CVE-2022-32894.

Kernel and WebKit are the most likely areas to be exposed to the vulnerabilities, according to the CEO of a security companySocialProof.

The latest versions of iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 are already available, so make sure your device is up to date as soon as possible. On the other hand, Apple has released the macOS Monterey 12.51, which fixes the same problems.

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