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Apple Issues Security Alert Regarding Safari For iPhones, iPads, And Macs

After admitting that the vulnerabilities may have been “actively exploited” by threat actors, Apple has released updates to fix security flaws on iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. The flaw reportedly allowed hackers to infiltrate WebKit, the engine that powers Apple’s web browser Safari. After gaining control of a device’s operating system (OS), threat actors could “execute arbitrary code” and potentially infiltrate devices via “maliciously crafted web content.” Apple mentioned 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 as being affected. Mac computers running the company’s Monterey operating system were also affected, as was Apple’s Safari browser on its Big Sur and Catalina operating systems. Between Wednesday and Friday, the company released patches for the flaws, which are now available on Apple’s security updates webpage. “Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in macOS Monterey, iOS and iPadOS, and Safari,” the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stated in a Thursday advisory. “CISA recommends that users and administrators review the Apple security updates page for the following products and apply any necessary updates as soon as possible.” On Thursday, SocialProof Security CEO Rachel Tobac echoed the point on Twitter. “Apple discovered two active 0-days that could effectively grant attackers full access to a device,” she wrote. “Most people should update their software by the end of the day.” If the threat model has been elevated (journalist, activist, targeted by nation states, etc. ), please update immediately.” Despite releasing patches for the vulnerability, Apple did not specify how, where, or by whom the vulnerabilities were discovered, instead citing an anonymous researcher. The news comes just weeks after Apple introduced a new set of iPhone features known as ‘Lockdown Mode.’ Check Point security evangelist Muhammad Yahya Patel commented on the story, saying, “We urge everyone with an affected Apple device to update to the latest software as soon as possible.” Cybercriminals will be looking for devices that haven’t had their software updated in order to access personal information, inject malware, or gain access to corporate networks. According to Apple, this vulnerability may have already been exploited against users. The threat landscape is rapidly evolving, and mobile vulnerabilities and malware pose a significant, and often overlooked, threat to both personal and enterprise security.”

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