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Security vulnerabilities discovered: That’s why you should update your iPhone and Mac now

Security vulnerabilities discovered: That’s why you should update your iPhone and Mac now

Updates keep your iPhone and MacBook secure.


Apple has once again closed serious security holes for iPhone, iPad and Mac. You should install these security updates as soon as possible.

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  • Apple hardware updates close to 16 different security holes.
  • Updates can now be installed for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.

If you are the owner of an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch, there is now a need for trading. Because there are serious security vulnerabilities on these devices that can allow hackers to spy on data or take control of the device. So Apple released iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, macOS Ventura 13.5, and watchOS 9.6.

These don’t bring any new features, but they round out 16 different security holes. These mainly affect the core of the operating system and WebKit, the browser engine on which Safari is based. Two of the vulnerabilities are showing signs of being actively exploited by hackers at the moment. Updates can be installed in the settings under General.

Also updates for older devices

Due to the severity of the security vulnerabilities, Apple has also released updates for older devices that no longer have the latest operating system. For example, there is now iOS 15.7.8 for the iPhone 7 and earlier, as well as updates for previous macOS Monterey and Big Sur versions.

A couple of weeks ago, Apple closed security holes on the iPhone with a so-called Rapid Security Measure or Rapid Security Response, which are only a few megabytes in size and can therefore be installed quickly. But at that time, this measure caused new problems, so Apple was initially forced to withdraw it.