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Hackers can fully control Apple Macs, iPhones, and iPads due to a security flaw

On Wednesday, Apple posted two security bulletins regarding a security flaw. However, they didn’t draw much notice outside of tech journals. Apple has exposed critical security flaws for Macs, iPads, and iPhones that may possibly let hackers seize total control of these gadgets.

According to Apple, the flaw may allow a hacker to have “full admin access” to the system. According to Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security, this would give hackers access to run any software in the name of the device’s owner while posing as the owner of the device.

Security sources state that the flaws affected Apple’s WebKit, the browser engine that runs Safari and other iOS browsers, as well as the kernel, the company’s main computer operating system.

Users of the iPhone 6S and later models, the iPad models (5th generation and later), all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2, and Mac computers running MacOS Monterey have been recommended to upgrade the vulnerable devices. Some models of iPod are also impacted by the bug.

Will Strafach, a security expert, claimed that he has not seen any technical examination of the vulnerabilities that Apple has just patched. According to Strafach, the corporation had previously disclosed comparable critical problems and highlighted that it was aware of claims that these security weaknesses had been exploited on about a dozen different times.

Apple issued a similar security point in July 2021, noting that a security hole was being “being exploited.” The discovery was once more credited to an unnamed researcher.

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