PSA: Safari security flaw ‘actively exploited’, update your Apple devices now

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PSA: Safari security flaw 'actively exploited', update your Apple devices now
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This week, Apple released critical software updates for Safari that fix a security flaw in the browser on the iPhone, iPad and Mac platforms. Here’s what you need to know.

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Specifically, the platform-wide fix is ​​for a vulnerability in Safari’s WebKit engine, which Apple believes may have been “actively exploited” in the wild by hackers.

According to Apple, the flaw could allow bad actors to “process maliciously crafted web content” which could lead to “arbitrary code execution”.

An additional improvement that is present in the latest update for macOS Monterey, 12.5.1, relates to a vulnerability that could allow an application to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges”.

In other words, it could allow hackers to access the deepest layer of the operating system and take full control of the affected device. Apple says it is aware of a report that the issue may be actively exploited.

If you haven’t updated already, it’s important to do so as soon as possible. The latest important updates are as follows:

To update your iPhone or iPad, go here Settings -> General -> Software Update, To update your Mac, open system Preferences choose more software update Preference Pane.

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