Apple says its latest software update for iPhone and Mac fixes over 30 known vulnerabilities.
Apple released the latest software update for iPhone and Mac on Monday night, which includes a series of new features. iOS 16.4 adds 21 new emojis and support for web apps to push notifications.
According to 9to5Mac, the iOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 operating systems, watchOS 9.4, and tvOS 16.4 address more than 30 known security vulnerabilities. For example, one of these vulnerabilities allowed various apps to access information about the user’s contacts. Another vulnerability allowed access to the user’s sensitive data.
Other known vulnerabilities were related to issues such as the iPhone’s neural engine and apps such as the calendar, camera, CarPlay, Bluetooth, iCloud, Gallery, Podcasts, Safari, and Find My. Apple also fixed vulnerabilities in the kernel. One of the vulnerabilities could have allowed apps to run malicious code on devices.
According to Apple’s statement, the new update addresses a vulnerability found in the WebKit engine. WebKit is an engine used by Safari and other web browsers for the development of iOS. This vulnerability allows websites to track sensitive user information.
Since part of the code is common to all Apple operating systems, some of the new software patches are also applicable to macOS, watchOS, and tvOS in addition to iOS.
Apple has released a new update for older versions of iOS, macOS, and even the Monitor Studio Display.