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New Apple security flaw – does your device need updating?

19th August 2022
If you’re an iPhone, iPad or Mac user, security experts have advised you to update your devices asap. The warning comes as Apple admits to a serious security flaw that hackers can easily exploit and completely take over your device.

When speaking to the Guardian in relation to the security flaw, Apple stated that ‘they are aware of a report that this issue (flaw) may have been actively exploited’, but, the report mentioned, didn’t get much coverage outside of tech publications.

With this lack of coverage in mind, we thought we’d bring you up to speed about:

  • How the recent Apple security flaw affects devices
  • Who’s most at risk from Apples security flaw?
  • Which devices does the Apple security flaw affect?
  • How you can protect against the new Apple security flaw

How the recent Apple security flaw affects devices

If you have one of the devices affected by this recent Apple security flaw, your device and all the data stored on it, could be at serious risk of being siphoned and illegally monitored, and it could also mean hackers can get full access to your device, and use the device as if they were you.

Who’s most at risk from Apples security flaw?

According to various cyber security sources, the people most at risk from this recent Apple security flaw are people in the public eye, journalists, and activists, whose devices could be targeted by commercial spyware companies hired to carry out highly-sophisticated nation-state spying.

Which devices does the Apple security flaw affect?

According to security experts, the following devices need to be updated as soon as possible:

  • iPhone 6S and later models
  • iPads, including fifth generation and later
  • All iPad Pro models
  • iPad Air 2
  • Mac computers running MacOS Monterey
  • Some iPod models

How to protect against the new Apple security flaw

First and foremost, update your device/s with the updates (patches) Apple provides, but also ensure you have decent antimalware protecting your entire network, including your smartphones.

Cyber security for business

If you’re worried about the latest Apple security flaw, or your business cyber security in general, contact JamCrackers today. We have over ten years experience in providing bespoke cyber security solutions to businesses across all sectors, designed to protect against some of the worlds most dangerous cyber attacks.