- The government has issued a warning for Apple Watch users.
- The government appealed to the people to update the Apple Watch.
- The security agency has found flaws in the operating system of Apple Watch.
New Delhi. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has identified serious flaws in the Apple Watch’s operating system. These flaws could allow attackers to run arbitrary code and bypass security restrictions on a targeted device on a watch running this operating software or earlier version.
The Indian government has flagged serious flaws and urged Apple Watch owners to update to the latest version of the operating software to address these security risks. Also, Apple has marked these flaws in red on its support website.
Advice on updating to the latest security version
CERT-In has said in an advisory that users should update their Watch OS to the latest security version released by the company. Those running Apple Watch with OS before version 8.7 are at risk of cyber attack. According to CERT-in, the system flaw could allow attackers to use arbitrary codes and bypass Apple’s security restrictions on smartwatches.
CERT-in notification released
CERT-In has said in its notification that the attacker’s targeted device has been specially designed to take advantage of the flaws in the system. The agency said that the reason for this bug is a buffer overflow in the AppleAVD component. The nodal agency for cyber security has also pointed out other possible reasons for these flaws in Apple Watch, including type confusion in the multi-touch component, multiple out-of-bounds writes in the GPU drivers component, and memory corruption in the kernel. -Off-bound reads are included.
Apple also confirmed
Apple has issued an update advisory on its support page and has confirmed these flaws. Apple says that under the AppleAVD effect, remote hackers are stealing many details, making Apple Watch vulnerable to users. The update note also states that by exploiting these flaws, attackers can use arbitrary code and bypass security restrictions on Apple Watches running watchOS versions older than 8.7. According to the Apple Security Update website, the government has also issued an advisory for Apple Watch users in this regard.