Apple reveals some devices vulnerable to hackers without updates

Apple released a new security update on Wednesday as the company revealed alarming vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take control of certain devices, including iPhones.

The company said iPads and Macs running on older software were also susceptible to hackers.

New security updates for iPhones older than 6 years, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later and 7th generation iPod touch are intended to protect against such attacks.

The vulnerabilities affect iPhones dating back to the 6th generation.
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Apple said hackers could potentially infiltrate devices through “maliciously crafted web content.”

This means hackers could gain “full admin access” to the device, allowing intruders to impersonate the owner and run any software on their behalf, it said. Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security.

The announcement prompted security experts to advise users to update their Apple products, including computers.

“An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected device,” the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency said.

Apple did not disclose how, where or by whom the vulnerabilities were discovered.

With pole wires

New York Post

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