San Francisco Apple has warned of serious security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads and Macs, which could potentially allow hackers to take total control of the devices. We also know about a “report according to which this problem could have been actively exploited,” the US group said in a statement.
Security experts advised users to make a software update for affected devices: the iPhones 6s and later models, several iPad models, including those of the 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro models and the iPad Air 2, as well as Mac computers with macOS Monterey. Some iPod models were also affected, it said.
The Apple warning about the vulnerability means that a hacker could get “full admin access to the device” so that he was able to “execute any code as if he were you, the user, said Rachel Tobac, head of the security company SocialProof Security. A software update should be carried out primarily by those who would be in the public eye, such as activists and journalists who could be targets of state spying.