You need to update your iPhone and Mac right away – hacker attacks are at risk

You need to update your iPhone and Mac right away – hacker attacks are at risk

These are two bugs in the Safari engine. The former would allow a hacker to gain full access to the user’s device and run any type of software on his behalf. The second could instead be used to download malware.

Quite quietly, Apple released security reports last week due to two serious flaws identified by an anonymous researcher. These are two bugs present within WebKit, the Safari engine, Apple’s default browser. The former would allow a hacker to gain full access to the user’s device and run any type of software on their behalf. A danger that could particularly involve journalists and activists. This is what was stated by Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security. The second bug, always detected in the browser engines used by Safari, Mail and other iOS applications, could be exploited to download malware on the victim’s device.

The reports published by Apple are lacking in detail and do not explain how the two flaws discovered by the researcher remained anonymous work. The Californian tech giant did not even report how many users were affected, although it said it was “aware of a report that this problem may have been actively exploited,” reports Fortune. According to security experts, all devices are at risk iPhone e Mac running macOS Monterey. A thesis reiterated by National Public Radio (NPR), an independent non-profit organization comprising over 900 US radio stations.

In all this chaos, Apple has still released some corrective patches to fight the two dangerous bugs. Just update your iPhone and Mac to be safe from hacker attacks again. This does not remove the possibility of new flaws in the future, given the increasingly massive presence of companies specializing in spyware. What happened and the way it was made public crack Apple’s current policy focused on the security and privacy of its users.

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