“Emergency” Security Warning for Apple Products.

Apple just released an emergency security update for certain iPhone, iPad, and Mac products. These products are subject to security vulnerabilities and should be safeguarded immediately.

#1 issue involved the potential for an application to execute arbitrary code with “kernel privileges,” which refers to a right to perform an operation.

#2 issue, according to Apple, was in WebKit, a layout engine designed to allow web browsers to render web pages.

Apple said it was “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.” The issue could allow a potential attacker to have complete control of your devices.

Security experts have advised users to update affected devices — the iPhone 6 and later models; several models of the iPad, including the 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro models and the iPad Air 2; and Mac computers running MacOS Monterey. The vulnerabilities also affect the iPod Touch 7th generation models.

Apple has explained that the vulnerability means a hacker could get “full admin access to the device” so that they can “execute any code as if they are you, the user,” said Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security.

Do yourself a favor and ensure that if you have one of these devices, you get it secured.

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