Users of Apple iPhones are at risk, the Indian government warns

The older iOS Apple devices are not safe from fraud as per the Indian government.

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas January 29, 2023
Updated 2023/01/30 at 6:27 PM

 Recently all Apple users have been issued a warning by Government officials and this has created havoc amongst the masses. In iOS, a vulnerability has been disclosed that might let an attacker run arbitrary code during the desired timeframe.

Apple iPhones are renowned for their robustness and security features. The Cupertino-based tech giant periodically releases security updates for its products. Apple advises users to run the most recent versions of iOS on their iPhones to enjoy a more secure and feature-rich operating system, but older iPhone models are unable to do so due to hardware restrictions.

A few users choose to use an older version of iOS because it is simpler to use, but it is important to note that older iOS versions are more susceptible to security flaws. The Indian government has issued a warning for iPhone users after uncovering one such vulnerability in Apple iOS. As such, it is essential for iPhone users to upgrade their devices as soon as Apple releases an update. 

The 5 best iPhone models of 2023 | ZDNET

An iOS vulnerability that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the targeted device has been reported, as reported by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Leading up to iOS 12.5.7, the vulnerability will affect the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).

This vulnerability, according to CERT-In, exists in Apple IOS as a direct consequence of a type of confusion bug in the WebKit component. By luring the victim to a specifically designed, malicious website, an attacker could reap the benefits of this vulnerability. If this vulnerability is successfully exploited, an attacker may be able to run any code they choose on the targeted system. iOS versions even before iOS 15.1 are actively targeted by attacks that take advantage of the flaw.

The most recent iOS 12.5.7 patch, which Apple released earlier this week, should be installed to prevent fraud.


For more such updates, keep reading techinnews




TAGGED: , , ,
Share this Article