Apple revealed critical security flaws that could allow attackers to gain complete control of iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
On Wednesday, Apple issued two security reports related to the issue, but they were mostly ignored by the media outside of technical circles.
Based on Apple’s description of the flaw, a hacker may gain “full admin access” to the device. According to Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security, that would let intruders pose as the device’s owner and install and run any program in their stead.
Experts in computer security have recommended that users of the iPhone 6S and later models, as well as the iPad 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro models, and the iPad Air 2, install the latest available software updates. Certain iPods are vulnerable to the issue as well.
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- Apple’s papers did not detail who discovered the vulnerabilities or where they were found. Always, it referred back to the work of an unnamed expert.
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- Israeli firms like NSO Group, which deals in commercial spyware, are notorious for finding these vulnerabilities and using them to create stealthy malware that infects their victims’ handsets, steals their data, and monitors them in real-time.