The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has recently issued critical security advisory for various Apple products, posing significant threats to users’ data and device security. This comes just days after CERT-In, the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents, issued a similar waring for Samsung products.
The agency detailed multiple vulnerabilities in various Apple products, including iOS, watchOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and versions of the Safari browser before 17.2. These security gaps have been classified as highly severe. “Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Samsung products that could allow an attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary code on the targeted system,” read a CERT-In statement.
This announcement comes just two days after a similar warning was issued for Samsung devices, specifically targeting models running Android versions 11, 12, 13, and 14, including the Galaxy S23 series.
For Samsung users, the identified vulnerabilities could lead to unauthorized access to stored sensitive data and allow attackers to bypass security protocols, execute unauthorized code, and exploit various system components. Users can save themselves from these high-risk attacks by applyling appropriate security updates in their Samsung Galaxy phones
The government’s cybersecurity team, in their comprehensive examination, emphasizes the high risk these vulnerabilities present. Users of both Apple and Samsung products are strongly advised to remain vigilant, especially while browsing the web, downloading apps, or opening attachments. They should also be on the lookout for any unusual activity or messages on their devices. Importantly, users are urged to update their devices promptly, as new versions may contain essential security patches to mitigate these threats.
Despite Apple and Samsung being among the most trusted brands in the technology sector, this incident is a stark reminder that no device is completely immune to cyber threats. It’s crucial for users to stay informed and exercise caution to protect their data and devices from potential cyberattacks.