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Apple Fixes Dangerous Harm to Devices


Apple inc. recently put out a software update that fixes a flaw that could be dangerous for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users. They announced this on Monday, July 26, 2021, for patches on their latest versions of popular operating systems like macOS Big Sur and iOS 14.7, according to The Hacker News.

Apple Inc. is known for its emphasis on the security of its software and has taken steps throughout the years to make sure there are no cracks in its system. The company recently made it known that there was a flaw in their devices that allows hackers to exploit a vulnerability because of a memory correction issue.

These flaws are known as zero-day and are unknown to security managers. Hackers can affect programs on devices and compromise data if the issue is not dealt with on time. According to The Hacker News, Apple inc. has patched up to 13 such vulnerabilities this year, as of July 27.

appleThe list of affected apple devices are mainly the newest iterations of their flagship products, including multiple iPad air and iPad pro versions, iPhone 6s and later, and the iPod touch.

The problem can be traced specifically to a kernel extension called the IOMobileFrameBuffer and affects the handling of the screen frame buffer. It has been described simply as a memory corruption issue.

The United States’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has warned users to update their devices as soon as possible to avoid any problems. Those who do not automatically update their devices, can locate the updates in their iPhone settings app and going to general. For mac users, the software update can be found by going to “About This Mac”.

Written by Chiagozie Onyewuchi

Edited by Sheena Robertson


The Hacker News: Apple Releases Urgent 0-Day Bug Patch for Mac, iPhone and iPad Devices; by Ravie Lakshmanan

WeLiveSecurity: Apple releases patch for zero‑day flaw in iOS, iPadOS and macOS; by Amer Owaida

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