This week, Apple has released critical updates for all devices running iOS, iPadOS and macOS. These updates fix an actively exploited security flaw in the Safari web browser.
The exploit allows hackers to execute arbitrary code on your iPhone or iPad if you encounter what Apple calls “maliciously crafted web content“. It’s even worse for Mac users, where they can gain kernel privileges, giving them access to the deepest levels of your operating system (CVE-2022-32893, CVE-2022-32894).
So what you need to do now is dig into the settings of the Apple device you are using and update your operating system to iOS 15.61, iPadOS 15.61 or macOS 12.5.1.
iOS and iPad users should open Settings, tap General, then Software Update. macOS users should launch System Preferences, then click Software Update.
According to Apple’s support site, the update is available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation). The macOS update is available for all devices running the operating system.
If you are using an incompatible Apple device, you can consider updating as soon as possible.