Happy Friday This week Apple released a batch of new security updates that include patches for a newly discovered zero day vulnerability on older Apple devices.
A Zero-Day Vulnerability is an unknown security vulnerability or software flaw that a threat actor can target with malicious code. In this case, the vulnerability (CVE-2022-42827) can result in data corruption, application crashes, code execution and device takeover.
This latest fix makes this the 9th zero day bug Apple has patched just this year. Apple disclosed the security flaw "may have been actively exploited" in the wild but is yet to release info regarding these attacks.
The list of impacted devices includes 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).
If you have any of these devices and are prompted to perform an update, be sure to do so right away!
Stay safe out there -A