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Serious warning to Apple users: ‘Update your device now’

The exterior of an Apple store with the logo at the forefront and people using products in the background.
Apple users have been urged to update their devices immediately. (Source: Getty)

Apple users have been urged to update their devices immediately after the company confirmed it discovered a number of vulnerabilities in its software.

In the past few days, Apple released back-to-back updates with critical security fixes for iOS (15.6.1) and MacOS Monterey (12.5.1).

This comes after it was discovered that vulnerabilities in both operating systems could allow hackers to take complete control of users’ devices.

Apple stated that they were “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”.

Users with any of the following devices are being advised to update to iOS 15.6.1 immediately:

  • iPhone 6s and later

  • iPad Pro (all models)

  • iPad Air 2 and later

  • iPad 5th generation and later

  • iPad mini 4 and later

  • iPod touch 7th generation

Any device currently running MacOS Monterey should update to the 12.5.1 version for full protection.

How to update your device

Apple said keeping your software up to date was one of the most important things you could do to maintain security.

After a software update is installed for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS, it cannot be downgraded to the previous version.

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