CERT-IN issues vulnerability warning for iPhone, iPad users

CERT-IN issues vulnerability warning for iPhone, iPad users

India's top cyber agency has issued a vulnerability warning for older versions of Apple's mobile operating software. In this warning, it has also recommended the users to immediately update to the latest version which is iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 for iPhone and iPad respectively.

An advisory issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on Wednesday said, “A Vulnerability has been reported in Apple iOS and iPadOS which could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and gain elevated privileges on a targeted system.”

In addition to this, the agency also warned that the active vulnerabilities in both iPad and iPhones are “currently being exploited”. It warned that not updating their system will allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges to the targeted system.

For those unaware, CERT-In comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

The agency has also issued a similar warning for some versions of Microsoft’s Windows. 

Apple captured a record first-quarter revenue share driven by the strong performance of the iPhone 12 Series and demand spill-over from the previous quarter due to delayed launch. The popularity of its higher-end variant, the Pro Max, in countries like the US and Europe also boosted Apple’s revenue growth. Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo also clocked record shipments and revenues this quarter, helped by capturing Huawei’s share globally and significant 5G uptake in China. Flagship series such as Mi 11, Find and X60 drove this uptick, respectively.

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