With that, the company has released a new update, 15.6.1. To fix this bug that may have been “actively exploited” by hackers. Apple says the new software “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”
Most importantly, this update is downloadable on iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad 5th generation and later.
Also available on newer models of the iPad mini 4 and iPod touch 7th generation. Also, anyone with a Mac running macOS Monterey is recommended to do the update.
According to Apple, hackers used this vulnerability to break into WebKit, the engine of Safari, the company’s browser. The organization also states that attackers can take advantage of the bug if customers access “malicious web content”.
It is important to review your Apple device settings and install the update. And don’t forget that devices have the option to keep automatic updates turned on.
It is worth noting that so far there are no reports of specific confirmed cases, so there is no need to worry too much. Not to mention there are no indications that hackers have used this “bug” to launch attacks against the general public.
Apple expands self-repair support for MacBooks
Apple announced that it will provide its users with the tools and know-how to Self-serve your MacBooks at home.
This service was previously launched for iPhone only and consisted of customers repairing and maintaining their device.
The company said original parts and service tools will be available from August 23. Consumers will be able to purchase or rent one-time repair kits for $49.
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