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Flaw allows hackers to hack iPhone, Apple admits

Flaw allows hackers to hack iPhone, Apple admits

Apple asked users of most of its devices to update software after the company discovered a vulnerability in its operating systems that it said “could have been effectively exploited”.

In security updates posted online on Wednesday and Thursday, Apple said the vulnerability affects the iPhone 6S, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and all iPad models. Pro and iPod touch seventh generation.

Apple (AAPL) said the vulnerabilities give hackers the ability to control a device’s operating system to “execute arbitrary code” and potentially infiltrate devices via “malicious web content.”

The company said in a later update that the vulnerability also extends to Mac computers running the company’s Monterey operating system, as well as Apple’s Safari browser on Big Sur and Catalina operating systems.

Cyber ​​security experts are urging Apple users to update their devices, with the US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency warning that an “attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected device.”

The agency said affected users should “implement the necessary updates as soon as possible”.

xiaomi

China’s Xiaomi has reported a sharp decline in revenue for the second quarter, a period when the world’s largest smartphone market has shrunk, affected by health restrictions related to covid-19.

Sales fell 20% year-on-year to 70.17 billion yuan ($10.31 billion), a larger drop compared to the previous quarter, when the company posted its first revenue decline since listing.

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