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Apple releases security update after revealing devices vulnerable to hackers

People shop at an Apple Store in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
A new security update for Apple's iPhone aims to protect against hacker attacks. AP/Andy Wong

Apple released a new security update on Wednesday. The company has revealed a surprising vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of certain devices. iPhone.

According to the company, iPads and Macs running outdated software are also vulnerable to hacker attacks.

New security update for iPhone 6s and up, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th generation and newer, iPad mini 4 and newer, and 7th generation iPod touch It is intended to protect against such attacks.

 In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, customers buy the iPhone X at the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue.
AP/Richard Drew

Apple said that hackers could Through "maliciously crafted web content" that it said could be penetrated.

This means that hackers can gain "full administrative access" to the device, potentially allowing intruders to impersonate the owner and run software in their name.said Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security.

This announcement prompted a security expert to advise users to update her Apple products, including computers.

"An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected device," saidCyber ​​Security & Infrastructure his security agency. said.

Apple has not disclosed how, where, or by whom the vulnerability was discovered.

with post wire