The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s primary cybersecurity threat response agency, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Agency (CERT-In), has issued a security alert for the country’s iPhone users. The iPhone’s exposure to hackers is the subject of the warning. If the weaknesses are not repaired, the federal agency warns, hackers might seize total control of the users’ devices.
Apple Users In Danger
Among the older iPhone models that are vulnerable to hacking include the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 8 series, and the iPhone SE. Apple iPad users using devices such as the iPad Air, Pro, and Mini are advised to download the most recent iPad update.
According to CERT-In, “improper state management” problems in WebKit and “improper input validation” in the Kernel put Apple’s iOS and iPad in danger. An operating system’s kernel is its beating heart, and WebKit is the foundational technology that powers Apple’s Safari browser.
According to the CERT-In, hackers can take advantage of these flaws, install their own programs on the targeted devices, and perhaps take complete control of them. The nodal agency has rated the severity level of its warning as “high” due to how serious these problems are.
How To Update Your iPhone
CERT-In issued its warning a few days after the Cupertino-based tech company started issuing new iOS updates for iPhones. Apple’s most recent iOS updates address the security flaws.
The iOS 15.7.7 update may be available to owners of the iPhone 6s (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), and iPhone SE (first generation). Owners of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini (4th generation) can update to iPadOS 15.7.7 while this is happening.
Steps To Update Your iPhone
Step 1 – Go to Settings
Step 2 – Tap on General
Step 3 – Tap on Software Update