Friday, September 30

Hackers manage to enter all the components of your Mac | Digital Trends Spanish

Apple has just released an update for your Mac and macbook which includes two important security fixes. vulnerability is in macOS Monterey and you need to be on version 12.5.1 to keep your Mac safe from active exploits.

An active exploit is a computer security term that means that this security flaw has already been found and used by hackers. While the full details of the vulnerabilities are being withheld to give people the opportunity to download the update, Apple shared information about the problems.

MacBook Air M2 Daniel Matus/Digital Trends in Spanish

MacOS Monterey 12.5 has a security flaw in its kernel, the core of the operating system, that could allow an application to run arbitrary code with kernel privileges. That means an app could gain full access to every aspect of your Mac. This has been identified as CVE-2022-32894.

The second vulnerability is in WebKit, the software that a Mac uses to display websites. That means Safari and many other applications that use web content have the exploit. CVE-2022-32893. Details are also withheld on this active exploit or zero-day security flaw. Apple notes that maliciously crafted web content could lead to code execution.

It’s important to update your Mac as soon as possible. In the meantime, be careful when browsing and downloading apps. The apps and websites you know and trust are fine, but save any browsing until you’ve installed macOS 12.5.

Frequent security updates aren’t fun, but they’re necessary to keep your Mac and your data safe. A quick visit to System Preferences should show a red notification dot in the Software Update panel if you need to install the latest version.

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