Apple has asked all users to update their iPhones, iPads, and Macs after discovering serious security flaws that could allow hackers to gain complete control of their devices.
iPhone 6S and later models are affected, as are iPad models from the 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2, and Mac computers running MacOS Monterey.
According to two Apple security reports, one flaw was discovered in the WebKit, the browser engine that powers Safari and other applications, and the second flaw was discovered in the kernel, the operating system’s backbone.
According to the first report, hackers could exploit the Webkit flaw if a vulnerable device processed malicious web content, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
According to the second report, hackers could exploit the kernel vulnerability by executing arbitrary code with kernel privileges, giving them complete access to the devices.
Users of the affected Apple devices have been advised by security experts to update their devices as soon as possible to avoid giving hackers complete control of their devices.
While Apple has not commented further on the security flaws, it has sent updates to affected models, stating that the latest update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.