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Government’s high-risk warning, iPhone users are in great danger, be alert immediately

CERT-In Issues High-Risk Warning for Apple Device Users

A significant threat is looming over Apple iPhone, iPad, and MacBook users. The Government of India’s CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) has issued a high-risk warning for users of these Apple devices. According to a security bulletin dated May 20, many threats have been found in these Apple devices. Remote hackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to hack devices and steal sensitive data.

High-Risk Warning Details

CERT-In’s warning highlights that hackers can execute cyber attacks remotely, gaining access to sensitive data stored on the user’s device. They can also bypass security measures and inject remote code into the system.

Affected Software Versions

Devices running the following software versions are at risk:

  1. Apple iOS and iPadOS versions earlier than 16.7.8
  2. Apple iOS and iPadOS versions earlier than 17.5
  3. Apple macOS Monterey versions earlier than 12.7.5
  4. Apple macOS Ventura versions earlier than 13.6.7
  5. Apple macOS Sonoma versions earlier than 14.5
  6. Apple watchOS versions earlier than 10.5
  7. Apple Safari versions earlier than 17.5
  8. Apple tvOS versions earlier than 17.5

Steps to Protect Your Device

To avoid this threat, you must update the OS on your Apple device. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” on your device.
  2. Tap “General.”
  3. Select “Software Update” under “About Phone.”
  4. Install the latest update available.

Additional Security Measures

  • Pay attention to messages and notifications from Apple or other trusted security agencies.
  • Follow important advisories related to cyber attacks issued from time to time.
  • Avoid opening unknown links, websites, and files.

Stay Safe

Updating your device’s software and being cautious with online interactions can help protect your device from these threats. Stay informed and keep your Apple devices secure.


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