Apple has released a security update per all devices using Safari: it is important to download iOS 16.3.1, iPadOS 16.3.1, macOS Ventura 13.2.1 and Safari 16.3.1. In fact, the WebKit vulnerability risks giving hackers access to your device.
Security update for all Apple devices
The new update comes to fix a vulnerability discovered by a researcher of the Citizen Lab, a research group from Munk School of the University of Toronto. Citizen Lab is known for finding and reporting spyware in government devices made by the Israeli company NSO Group.
At vulnerabilità Zero Day, never intercepted or discovered before, allows access to the device through a WebKit flaw. This is the software behind Safari, the browser developed in Cupertino. A peculiarity of Apple, which installs the browser on iPhone, iPad and Mac. So all these devices need to fix the problem asap.
Yesterday we had already reported the importance of downloading the operating system for the iPhone, by far the most used device with Safari installed. But it is crucial to install as early as possible either iOS 16.3.1 That iPadOS 16.3.1, macOS Ventura 13.2.1 and Safari 16.3.1.
On the update page, Apple explains that the update is necessary because “Processing dangerous web content can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
So updating is more than ever necessary. Everyone who has a iPhone (8 and up), all iPad Pros, iPad Air (3rd generation and up), iPad and iPad mini 5th generation and up up, as well as all those who have a Mac they should update as soon as possible.