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Go Update Your iPhone and iPad Right Now

Gizmodo: “Apple has released a patch for a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability that it says could be seeing active exploitation in the wild. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, better update those suckers right now. Apple has just announced a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability affecting droves of the company’s phones and tablets—the likes of which may be seeing “active exploitation” by hackers. The patch comes with the company’s most recent updates to its phone and tablet lines, iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2. An emergency security announcement put out Monday says the vulnerability affects the following devices: “iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).” The bug is inside the devices’ IOMobileFrameBuffer and the company has shared that, if exploited properly, hackers could use it to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges on target devices—meaning they would basically be able to hijack your phone or tablet and do whatever they want with them. This might include injecting malware or stealing your data—not particularly fun stuff…”

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