Apple admits operating software security flaw exploited by hackers

Apple admits operating software security flaw exploited by hackers
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Apple has advised owners of certain iPhone, iPad, and Mac models to update their operating software due to a security flaw that allows others to take control of their devices.

The company has announced that "an application can use arbitrary code" on iPhone 6s and later, all iPad Pros, fifth-generation iPads and later, and Mac computers running an older version of the operating software.

This could give hackers unauthorised access to the device, which they could then exploit via "maliciously designed internet content," they added.

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Apple is urging users to download iOS operating software version 15.6.1 for iPhones, iPadOS 15.6.1 for iPads, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 for Mac computers to address these flaws.

However, this change to the iOS operating system has deprived applications that rely heavily on advertising, such as Facebook or Snapchat, of valuable tools, resulting in lost advertising revenue.


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