Risk Alert: Apple Releases Security Updates Fixing Two Security Flaws That Allow Access to Hacking of Mac OS, iPad OS, and iOS

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Risk Alert: Apple Releases Security Updates Fixing Two Security Flaws That Allow Access to Hacking of Mac OS, iPad OS, and iOS

What happened?

Apple released emergency security updates on Aug. 17, 2022, to fix two zero-day vulnerabilities that attackers were exploiting to gain access to Apple devices.

Apple released software updates to patch devices affected by the vulnerabilities, which include:

  • Macs running macOS Monterey
  • iPhone 6s and later
  • iPad Pro (all models), iPad air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

According to Apple “this flaw would allow an attacker to perform arbitrary code execution and, as its in the web engine, could likely be exploited remotely by visiting a maliciously crafted website.”

Read more here.

What you can do

Outdated systems contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers, so it is important to keep your devices up to date with the latest software. Firms should also ensure that employees keep any personal devices that access firm or client data up to date. To confirm your iPhone has the latest software update installed, navigate to settings, select “general”, then select “software update.” Install the latest software update if needed.

If you have any questions about how to safeguard your firm from these kinds of attacks, Fairview Cyber can help. We provide essential cyber and data security services like phishing prevention training, internal and external vulnerability scans, vendor due diligence, and more. Contact us today for more information about our services.

By | 2022-08-18T14:44:20-04:00 Aug 18th, 2022|News|

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