Earlier this week, Apple released updates to the operating systems behind all its most popular devices to increase security —including the iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, and Apple computers—and although the company often updates its operating systems with minor changes or fixes, these may be more pressing. As they do not provide specific information on the vulnerabilities it has discovered in its operating systems so as to not alert hackers to the issues, but as Wired points out, each operating system’s fixes involve removing an attacker’s ability to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges”—essentially being able to take control of the device running that system.
The updates affect the following:
- All models of the Apple Watch
- The newest generation of the Apple TV
- iPhone 5 models and newer
- Fourth-generation iPads and newer
- Six-generation iPod Touches and newer
- Any computers running macOS Sierra
Apple also released updates for its Safari web browser, and the Windows versions of its iCloud and iTunes software—all of which have similar security issues.
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