As you read, Apple has suffered a major security bug that could allow some hackers to access private user information. The company, aware of this problem, has launched security and privacy improvements in the latest updates. However, according to the Trellix company, they can be overcome relatively easily by alluding to such controls. In this article we tell you how it happened and the consequences it can have.
Security and privacy, that’s Apple
Apple’s main operating systems , iOS and macOS and all failing that, are considered more secure than their rivals, but that does not make them completely invulnerable and they are always exposed to certain hackers being able to access the system and steal sensitive information, such as the location, photos and even erase all the information on the device completely. It sounds terrible, but yes, your device does not exist and you would have to configure it from scratch.
Since the first version of iOS on the original iPhone , Apple has placed careful restrictions on the software that can run on its mobile devices. We have the same situation with Macs and recently with iPadOS. On these systems, only applications that were cryptographically signed by a trusted Apple developer certificate could run. Specifically, Trellix, a company that analyzes computer vulnerabilities, has discovered a new class of bugs that They allow you to bypass the security of iOS or macOS and bypass Apple controls and escape the sandbox of Apple operating systems.
Worst of all, this vulnerability not only occurs on a single device, but in the event that you have more than one product from the Cupertino company, the vulnerability affects all the rest, allowing access to everything your ecosystem.
Apple makes significant annual investments demanding great control in terms of security and rigorous control in that its systems are protected by appropriate developers, through sandboxing applications to prevent them from accessing system information. Security scans are performed simultaneously on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, in order to mix data and improve data security.
Apple knew the problem
Apple has known about the problem since 2021, where it released security updates to prevent access to its operating systems. However, the problem is that the patches released by the company are not final and hackers know how to break the new restrictions that Apple has added.
Therefore, from the ITIGIC writing team, we recommend updating your devices regularly and above all, having your units updated to macOS 13.2 and iOS 16.3 and later versions as soon as possible, since Apple is when it will correct the problems of safety mentioned above.
Finally, it is important to remember that Apple products and no technology company is invulnerable to attacks or security breaches. Making sure your device is up to date is a great way to keep it safe.
Leave us in the comments if you always have your device updated and if you think we will see more security problems in the future