Apple immediately released a list of emergency security patches out of fear that hackers could gain access and control unaware users’ devices. The latest updates resolve flaws in the software which run Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers, as well as the Safari browser. The news and update of the recent Apple emergency security patches were announced by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Apple has released security updates to resolve vulnerabilities in various products, the agency stated. Some of these vulnerabilities can be easily exploited by attackers and could allow them to take control and exploit the system. The Cupertino-based tech giant regularly releases patches to cover security holes that are usually reported by security researchers from other companies.
The latest builds of iOS and iPadOS, which run iPhones and iPads, have patches for some scary-sounding issues, reported Metro. Users who have not installed and updated their iPhones to iOS 13.2 and iPad to iPadOS 13.2 could allow hackers access to their devices and let them leak their memory. This exposes the owner’s bank data, pictures, and videos, which could have devastating consequences.
Additionally, the report claimed that these flaws could also allow attackers to record the screen without the visible screen recording sign. This could lead to getting all sorts of data that the owner would choose to keep in confidence. Fortunately, Apple has already fixed these vulnerabilities through the latest update.
Almost the same security issues were spotted and resolved by watchOS 6.1 on the Apple Watch, macOS Catalina 10.15.1 on Mac operating system, tvOS 13.2 on Apple TV, and Safari 13.0.3 on Safari browser. One of the most important things that a user could do to its device is to make sure that it is updated and to maintain the security of Apple products, Apple said. The company does not disclose, discuss, or confirm various security issues until an investigation has been conducted, and security patches have been rolled out to protect their customers.
Apple has been regularly rolling out patches and support updates since it started rolling out iOS 13.1 because of multiple issues.