Apple releases emergency security updates to patch iPhone, iPad and Mac zero-day flaws
If you own an Apple device, you should update it right away. Apple has released emergency security updates for iOS, iPadOS and macOS to fix two critical zero-day vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited by hackers.
The flaws affect the WebKit browser engine, which powers Safari and other web browsers on Apple devices. According to Apple's security advisories, the vulnerabilities could allow malicious web content to execute arbitrary code on your device, potentially compromising your data and privacy.
The vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2023-28206 and CVE-20-23-28205, and they were reported by an anonymous researcher and a team from Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research, respectively. Apple did not provide any details on who is exploiting the flaws or how widespread the attacks are.
The security updates are available for:
iPhone 6s and later
iPad Pro (all models)
iPad Air 2 and later
iPad 5th generation and later
iPad mini 4 and later
iPod touch (7th generation)
The iOS and iPadOS update is version 16.4.1, and the macOS update is version 13.3.1
To update your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap Download and Install. To update your Mac, go to System Preferences > Software Update and click Update Now. You may need to restart your device after installing the updates.
It is highly recommended that you install these updates as soon as possible, as zero-day vulnerabilities are very serious and can expose your device to hackers who can steal your information, spy on your activities or install malware on your device.
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