Apple zero-day exploits patched: Why you should update your iPhones, iPads immediately
Apple recently released a security update that fixes several serious zero-day vulnerabilities affecting devices running iOS and iPadOS. For beginners, a zero-day exploit is a security flaw that developers are not aware of, and therefore, not patched.
The tech giant confirmed that it was aware of these vulnerabilities and that they may have been exploited by hackers to target active users. According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in a CIVN-2022-0408 note, an attacker can take advantage of the vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, spoof interface addresses, execute arbitrary code and denial of service attacks. target system.
The update is currently available for all iPad Pro models from iPhone 8 and later, iPad Air 3rd generation or newer, iPad 5th generation or later, and iPad Mini 5th generation and later, and all including the recently released iOS 16.1 Affects iOS versions.
Apple said it has patched CVE-2022-42827 and is advising users on iOS and iPadOS to update their devices to the latest version. Meanwhile, the CERT-In report has rated the severity as ‘high’ and also issued an advisory asking Apple users to update to the latest security patch as soon as possible.
To update to the latest version of iOS and iPadOS, all you need to do is go to the ‘Settings’ app, go to ‘General’ and tap ‘Software Update’. From there you will be able to check and install the latest security patch.
In addition to the above vulnerabilities, the company fixed several security issues in Safari versions prior to iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1. In August this year, Apple also addressed the CVE-2022-32894 vulnerability, which fixed similar security holes affecting iPhone and iPad users.