Big tech companies are becoming targets for cyberattacks left and right, so some are preparing their defenses to fend off any intrusion attempts. Both Uber, a ride-hailing app, and Rockstar Games, the creator of GTA, were attacked by hackers earlier this year.
According to a Wired article, tech juggernauts like Microsoft, Google, and Apple released updates just this September to address a number of critical security flaws. According to reports, these patched features have been vulnerable to cyber intrusions in the past, so users should check these new additions as soon as possible.
Apple iOS Security Features
Almost any iOS update, including the recently released iOS 16, introduces fresh privacy and security features. Apple has improved photo security, added new Face ID features, made it easier to apply security updates, and added additional tools in this specific patch.
According to a Tech Times article, iOS 16 has a slew of improvements aimed at enhancing data security and privacy. Your albums can now be locked in the Photos app using Face ID or Touch ID, and they can only be unlocked with biometric identification or a passcode.
The new Lockdown Mode is also included in the most recent iPhone update. Users can disable key features, which hackers might use as an opening. The latest security patch can be downloaded without updating a user’s phone, thanks to a new Rapid Security Response feature that is also included.
Additionally, iOS 15.7 has security features designed to fend off attacks. How is that even possible? Apple was able to track previous operating system vulnerabilities in this specific patch. Check out the security content of iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 to learn more.
This is significant because not everyone will immediately upgrade to iOS 16. This information indicates that upgrading to v. 15.7 provides your device with the necessary protection against advanced threats.
Google Chrome Security Updates
Like Apple, Google has released a security advisory in response to a brand-new, serious 0-day flaw in the Google Chrome browser. The high-severity vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-3075, is brought on by inadequate data validation.
According to Spiceworks, the Mojo enables Chrome or any other app or program to perform a variety of tasks, primarily inter and intra-process communication. Google has released an update for the desktop versions of the browser, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. Before facing any consequences, all Chrome users must patch this vulnerability.
Microsoft and WhatsApp
The same flaw has been discovered in Microsoft Edge. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to bypass security restrictions on the targeted system. This is according to the HKCERT digital emergency response team.
A patch for two vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution has been made available by WhatsApp. According to the same report from Wired, if you are using the most recent version of WhatsApp, you should be safe. WhatsApp patched these flaws about a month ago.
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