Apple has just released a Rapid Security Response for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS which means it’s essential to update your Mac, iPhone or iPad now.
Apple only releases Rapid Security Responses when there is a critical security flaw in their software. This latest one was released on July 10th and with updates for macOS Ventura 13.4.1, iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, Safari 16.5.2 on macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
In their release notes, Apple states that “processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”
This basically means that affected operating systems and browsers could allow malicious websites to install malicious software like malware on users’ devices. As is often the case these days, the security flaw is already being exploited by hackers and malicious actors.
If you have an Apple device of any kind, now would be a good time to update it. To do this, go into the settings on your device and check for updates. If there is an update, make sure all your work is saved and then update your device.
We always urge everyone to take cybersecurity seriously as it’s a real and increasing threat.