Info@NationalCyberSecurity
Info@NationalCyberSecurity

Government issues high risk hacking security alert for Android and iPhone users: What you can do | Crime News | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


Apple has released software updates for its devices, encouraging users to promptly update their mobile systems. Furthermore, CERT has issued a warning, recommending Android 12 users to upgrade to Android 14 due to security concerns. Failure to update smartphone software could leave devices vulnerable to hacking.


If your smartphone’s software is not updated, whether it’s an iPhone or an Android device, it becomes vulnerable to hacking. (Source: Pexels)

New Delhi: Millions of Android and iPhone users in India are receiving a high security alert from the country’s nodal security agency, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). The alert highlights a high-severity vulnerability affecting the latest Android and iPhone users, posing a significant risk of data theft by potential hackers.

If your smartphone’s software is not updated, whether it’s an iPhone or an Android device, it becomes vulnerable to hacking. The Cyber Emergency Response Team has issued a warning regarding this issue for both operating systems. Devices including iPhones, iPads, Macs and Pro Vision headsets are at risk. Hackers may target models older than the iPhone 8.

What users can do

Apple has rolled out software updates for its devices, urging users to promptly update their mobile systems. Additionally, CERT has issued a warning advising Android 12 users to upgrade to Android 14 due to security concerns.

Samsung has initiated the release of security patches for its mobile phones, while other Android manufacturers are slated to release their updates in April. Failing to update your mobile operating system could leave it vulnerable to hacking attempts. Ensure to regularly check for system updates and keep your device updated at all times to safeguard against potential threats.

Android versions affected:

  • Android 12
  • Android 12L
  • Android 13
  • Android 14

Apple software and devices affected:

  • Apple Safari versions prior to 17.4.1 affected (Available for macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura)
  • Apple macOS Ventura versions prior to 13.6.6 affected
  • Apple macOS Sonoma versions prior to 14.4.1 affected
  • Apple visionOS versions prior to 1.1.1 affected (Available for Apple Vision Pro)
  • Apple iOS and iPadOS versions prior to 17.4.1 affected (Available for iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and later, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 6th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation)
  • Apple iOS and iPadOS versions prior to 16.7.7 affected (Available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 5th generation, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation)

 

——————————————————–


Click Here For The Original Story From This Source.

.........................

National Cyber Security

FREE
VIEW