San Francisco – Apple on Wednesday disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.
Apple said in two security reports that software flaws could allow attackers to gain full control of these devices.
The company said it was “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Security experts advised users to update the affected devices – iPhones6S and later models; many iPad models, including 5th generation and later, all iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 models; and Mac computers running macOS Monterey.
It also affects some iPod models.
Rachel Tobak, CEO of SocialProof Security, said Apple’s interpretation of the vulnerability meant that a hacker could gain “full administrative access to the device” so they could “execute any code as if you, the user, were.”
Tupac said those who should be particularly attentive to updating their software are “people in the public eye” such as activists or journalists who may be targets of complex nation-state espionage.
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