Apple reveals serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs | Science and tech news

Apple has revealed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads, and Macs, which could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of devices.

Apple added that it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”.

Security experts have advised users to urgently update the affected devices – the iPhone 6S and later models, newer iPads and Mac computers running macOS Monterey.

It also affects some iPod models.

In a security update on its support page, Apple said one of the flaws means a malicious application “could potentially run arbitrary code with kernel privileges” — meaning full access to the device, according to TechCrunch.

TechCrunch reported that the other – a WebKit bug – could be exploited if a vulnerable device accesses or processes “maliciously crafted web content” [that] may lead to arbitrary code execution”.

The warning to users comes ahead of the traditional September launch of the latest iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 14 this year.

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