Apple patched two major vulnerabilities as part of its efforts to fix the remaining cybersecurity flaws found on macOS Monterey, as well as iOS 15 and iPad OS 15.
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The tech giant manufacturer is doing this as it prepares for the arrival of its new iOS 16, iPad OS 16, and macOS Ventura systems.
But, before they arrived, the giant iPhone maker launched the new iOS 15.6.7, iPadOS 15.6.7, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 system versions.
These new operating software updates contain only security patches and bug fixes that are expected to enhance your device’s protection further.
Two Major Apple Vulnerabilities Have Been Patched!
According to XDA Developers‘ latest report, the new iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Monterey updates were able to fix two major vulnerabilities.
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The first flaw specifically affects the so-called Apple WebKit; an engine that powers all iOS and iPadOS Safari web browsers.
On the other hand, the second vulnerability can breach the kernel system of iPhones, iPads, and Mac devices, allowing hackers to have essential admin privileges, which can lead to major cybersecurity breaches.
Because these cybersecurity vulnerabilities are quite serious, users are now urged to update their iPhones, Macs, and iPads to the latest iOS and iPadOS 15.6.7, as well as the macOS Monterey 12.5.1 versions.
Here are the system paths you can follow to update your devices:
- iPad (Settings > General > Software Update)
- iPhone (Settings > General > Software Update)
- Mac (System Preferences > Software Update)
What To Expect from iPadOS 16, iOS 16, MacOS Ventura
As of press time, many people tend to disregard the system updates for their Macs, iPhones, and iPads since it will forcibly restart their gadgets.
However, the giant tech firm is expected to change this scenario once the new iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura arrive.
Thanks to the new Rapid Security Response feature, Apple users no longer need to restart their devices when updating their operating systems, as reported by The Verge.
This means they can have the latest security patches without needing a device reboot. You can click this link to see more details about this new feature.
Meanwhile, cybersecurity experts warn users about some popular Android apps that can spread malware.
On the other hand, a new malicious in-app browser allegedly tracks all the things users type on TikTok.
For more news updates about Apple vulnerabilities and other cybersecurity threats, always keep your tabs open here at Tech Zone Daily.
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