Apple discloses security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs; experts urge users to update devices

SAN FRANSICO– Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs on Wednesday.

The software flaws could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices, Apple said in two security reports.

The company said it was “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”

Security experts have advised users to update affected devices – the iPhone6S and later models; multiple models of iPad, including 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro models, and the iPad Air 2; and Mac computers running MacOS Monterey.

It also affects some iPod models.

Apple’s explanation of the vulnerability means a hacker could gain “full administrative access to the device,” allowing them “to run any code as if it were you, the user,” said Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security.

Those who should be particularly vigilant when updating their software are “in the public eye,” such as activists or journalists, who could be the target of sophisticated nation-state espionage, Tobac said.

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