Update your iPhone, iPad and Macbook now, warns Indian government

The Indian government has warned of a serious security risk for iPhone, iPad and Macbook users. Ask them to update immediately.

A serious threat to security has been issued for Apple iPhone, iPad and Macbook users using older software versions. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) has issued a warning for several very serious vulnerabilities in various versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS and ChromeOS. Apple released the iOS 15.6 update a few days ago with bug fixes, a long list of security updates, and a new feature for watching live sports in the TV app. Google has also rolled out updates for these errors. Those who are still using iOS 15.5 or older should immediately update their devices to the latest versions of all software.

Apple device users should update to the latest version of the security update soon

Cert-In has warned that in previous versions, the vulnerabilities can be exploited if the user visits maliciously crafted web content, such as a page or a website. The bugs can easily bypass the operating system’s security restrictions and in some cases can cause denial-of-service attacks.

Not only iOS, but similar threats were also detected on macOS Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey. Therefore, users are advised to update their systems to Catalina security update 2022-005, while Big Sur and Monterey users can update to v11.6.8 and v12.5 respectively.

Those who use Google’s ChromeOS are also at risk because their sensitive data is leaked to hackers. Remote attackers can easily perform these exploits by sending a specially designed request to the attacked system. However, these security threats can be patched by updating to ChromeOS LTS channel version 96.0.4664.215.

Meanwhile, the iOS 15.6 update could be the final update to iOS 15 as the company prepares to roll out the next mobile software, iOS 16, alongside the highly anticipated launch of iPhone 14. The next version of iOS is currently available in public beta for testing. It will bring several exciting features that Apple fans have been waiting for, including the ability to edit sent messages, a customizable lock screen, and much more.

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