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Apple announces fixes for security flaws in iPhones, iPads, Macs

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple announced software updates for iPhones, iPads and Macs on Wednesday that the tech giant says will fix two security vulnerabilities.

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In a pair of security reports, Apple said the flaws discovered had the potential to allow hackers to take complete control of the devices, according to The Associated Press.

The two vulnerabilities were found in WebKit, the browser engine that powers Safari and other apps, according to TechCrunch. The flaws affect both iOS and iPadOS and macOS Monterey, Apple said.

Apple officials said the company is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” the AP reported.

The products affected were iPhone 6s models and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation), and all iPad Pro models, TechCrunch reported.

Some iPod models are also affected, according to the AP.


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