Apple’s latest update has an issue that hackers can use to take total command of iPhones and Macs


Apple said a bug in its most recent update can be used by attackers to seize total control of iPhones, iPads, or Mac computers a few days ago.

The business stated in a statement of a security update on its website that it is “aware of a report that this problem may have been actively exploited.”

If a device is compromised by “maliciously generated web material,” the security hole might allow a hacker to execute commands on it with full access, the company claims.

A few days ago, Apple provided two security patches highlighting the problem, one for the iPhone and iPad operating systems and the other for Monterey 12.5.1, the most recent version of the Mac operating system.

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According to Apple, affected devices include the iPhone 6S and later models, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later models, iPad 5th generation and later models, iPad mini 4 and later models, and the 7th generation iPod touch.

Apple issued yet another urgent update for its Safari browser on Thursday, citing a related security flaw.

A US government agency called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency urged users to research the emergency updates and apply them “as soon as feasible.”

It stated in a statement on 8/18/2022 that “an attacker may exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected device.”

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