6 October 2023.
Hacker News report that Apple has "rolled out security patches to address a new zero-day flaw in iOS and iPadOS that it said has come under active exploitation in the wild ... the kernel vulnerability could be abused by a local attacker to elevate their privileges."
A Zero-Day patch is issued issued by a developer when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge.
Source: The Hacker News.
Apple users should check they are using the latest available release for their operating system and Safari browser.
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7 July 2022
Apple introduce an optional enhanced security setting called Lockdown Mode for its iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura to safeguard high-risk users against "highly targeted cyberattacks."
7 June 2022
Examining the Growing Threat and User Perspectives
25 July 2023.
A study of Mac user behaviour entitled:
- Mac Security Survey 2023: User Awareness and Behavior.
reported some quite astonishing findings.
Example: many users of password manager tools (who are obviously thinking about security) are saving passwords in their browser, perceiving their web browser (Safari, Chrome etc) to be secure.
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