iPhone 6 and all later models, all iPad Pros, fifth-generation iPads and later, and Mac computers are affected according to notices posted on Apple’s website.
According to the Apple firm, in the old version of the operating software,
an application can use arbitrary code with improper access to the device, which means that a hacker can perform actions without permission.
This possibility could have been actively exploited by hackers, says Apple, without further details.
The flaw is also exploitable through
maliciously crafted internet contentadds the Californian group.
To remedy these defects, Apple encourages users to download version 15.6.1 of the operating software iOS for iPhones, its counterpart iPadOS 15.6.1 for iPad and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 for Mac computers.
To do this, we must go to Settings, click on General then on Software update and authorize it.
The flaws were reported, according to Apple, by anonymous people.
The technology giant has made the protection of personal data and cybersecurity a leitmotif.
In April 2021, he disrupted the iPhone ecosystem by requiring applications to ask the person using it if they agreed to data being collected when using it on other apps and on the Internet.
This modification of the iOS operating system has deprived applications that are very dependent on advertising, in particular Facebook or Snapchat, of valuable tools, which have lost advertising revenue as a result.