Apple warns of a security vulnerability that allows control of its devices
Apple recommended that owners of some models of iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers update the driver software that has a vulnerability that allows controlling these devices.
This problem affects the sixth version of the iPhone and subsequent versions, all iPad Pro devices, the fifth generation of iPad and later generations, and all Mac computers, according to the website of the company, which is based in Cupertino (California). its headquarters.
Apple revealed that the previous version of the driver included "an application that may allow the use of arbitrary code" that provides access to the device and allows a hacker to manipulate it.
And Apple indicated that "it is possible that this possibility has been exploited" by information hackers, without further details.
To fix the bug, Apple urged users to download iOS version 15.6.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 15.6.1 for iPad and Mac OS Monterey 12.5. 1. For Mac computers.
The American group reported that unidentified researchers informed it of the vulnerability.
The information giant attaches the utmost importance to the protection of personal data and to cyber security.
In April 2021, apps used on iPhones were required to obtain permission from users if they wanted to collect data about them about using other apps and browsing the Internet.
This change in the iOS system deprived applications that rely heavily on ads, such as "Facebook" and "Snapchat", from valuable tools that were generating large advertising revenues.
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