Apple MacBook, Apple Watch And Apple TV Users Get Major Security Warning From Indian Govt: Here’s What We K – News18

Reported By: S Aadeetya
Last Updated: March 20, 2024, 07:30 IST
Delhi, India
MacBooks, Apple Watch and Apple TV users in India have a major security alert.
Apple users in India have got a major security warning from the government this week. The country’s security agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has released a new security bulletin dated March 19 which alerts Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac and even the Vision Pro users. This risk is capable of allowing attackers to access your devices remotely to reveal personal and confidential information and severely cause issues on the targeted system.
As detailed in the bulletin, Apple has highlighted the various platforms affected by the new security vulnerability:
– Apple visionOS versions prior to 1.1
– Apple macOS Monterey versions prior to 12.7.4
– Apple macOS Ventura versions prior to 13.6.5
– Apple macOS Sonoma versions prior to 14.4
– Apple watchOS versions prior to 10.4
– Apple Safari versions prior to 17.3
– Apple tvOS versions prior to 17.4
So, what is the major worry about the latest security risk? CERT-In mentions the security vulnerabilities that exist in Apple products which could allow an attacker to access sensitive information, execute arbitrary code, and bypass security restrictions and gain elevated privileges on the targeted system.
It is interesting that the issue affects Vision Pro, Apple TV HD, 4K models, Apple Watch Series 4 and later models, and pretty much all MacBooks that have launched in the last few years.
The best way to prevent any major security issue affecting your Apple device is to update the software to the latest version that the company might have released. You can go to General – Settings – Software Update and install if a new version is available right away.


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