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Apple pushes urgent patches

Apr 11, 2023

Fixes two zero-days being actively exploited in the wild

Attention Apple device users, urgent updates have been released to fix two zero-days. Zero days are vulnerabilities that designers do not know about until they’re actively exploited.

This is Katy Craig in San Diego, California.

Last Friday, Apple released patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities that were being actively exploited in the wild. One of the patches fixes a vulnerability that gives apps kernel access, which is essentially the keys to the kingdom. The other patch fixes a vulnerability that allows arbitrary code execution, meaning an attacker could run whatever code they want on your device.

Now, you might be thinking, "Well, I'm sure glad I don't have those apps installed on my device." But unfortunately, that's not how it works. The apps could be disguised as something else or they could be hidden in the background, so you might not even know they're there. That's why it's crucial that you install these patches as soon as possible. 

Apple made the updates available over the weekend, so if you haven't updated your phone or tablet yet, do it now. These vulnerabilities are being actively exploited, meaning there are bad actors out there who are taking advantage of these flaws to do who-knows-what on your device.

So, take a moment to update your software, and if you know someone who might not be aware of this issue, please let them know. It only takes a few minutes to update your device, but it could save you a whole lot of trouble down the line.

This is Katy Craig. Stay safe out there.

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