SINGAPORE: Apple customers are advised to update their devices to the newest versions immediately after hackers were found positively exploiting a “critical vulnerability”, the Singapore Computer Emergency Reaction Team (SingCERT) said in an updated observe on Wednesday (Sep 14).
Apple has released security patches to fix a “zero-day essential vulnerability” found in their products, said SingCERT.
“Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to allow maliciously written programmes to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, ” this added.
SingCERT has advised users to patch these products to the newest versions immediately:
- Safari sixteen web browser: For macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey
- macOS Monterey 12. 6: For macOS Monterey
- macOS Big Sur 11. 7: For macOS Big Sur
- iOS 16: With regard to iPhone 8 plus later
- iOS 15. 7 and iPad OS fifteen. 7: For iPhone 6s and later on, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, apple ipad mini 4 plus later, and ipod itouch (7th generation)
Users are also encouraged to enable automatic software updates under the settings functionality in their devices.