Apple Warns Users of Flaw That Allows Hackers to Get Full Admin Access of Devices
Hackers have found out about an Apple security flaw that could allow them to get into Phones, iPads and Mac computers with ease. Now the company is urging its users to install the latest emergency software updates to combat the vulnerability.
“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” the company said.
The tech giant had also released new patches on Wednesday and Thursday to address the issue. Its security experts encourage those who own iPhones 6S and later models, Mac computers running MacOS Monterey, some models of the iPad, and all iPad Pro iPad Air 2 makes to get the latest emergency updates. iPod models are susceptible to attacks, as well.
According to SocialProof Security CEO Rachel Tobac, attackers could "execute any code" and get "full admin access to devices." She warns journalists and activists to be especially vigilant during this time.
We may recall that back in 2019, Apple called upon "ethical hackers" worldwide to address some of the brand's most prominent security weak spots under its security bounty program. The company offered each up to $1.5 million (roughly P84 million) to anyone who could find any issues in the latest versions of the iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS.
For the recent report, Apple did not go into further detail on how many users are affected by the said flaw. For the predictions, it relied on anonymous sources to assess the breach and its possible damages.