What is the best brand in the terms of security, design and customer support according to you? I think it would be Apple. Apple of course is one of the best creators of gadgets, falling in the markets all over the world. As of know, everyone had been gone to the Apple store once. What is there in that awesome store? Surprisingly, there are the latest tech products launched by Apple to have a look once and overview it correctly, so that customers can buy the product without any doubt and issue. Am I right?. If yes, then the today’s article belongs to you people who want security at high level and want every reason why this is happening.
Why everyone should upgrade to the latest Apple OS?
I think all you people know about the latest operating systems launched by Apple Inc recently. The operating systems are Mac OS x Sierra, OS x EI Capitan v10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2 and watch OS 2.2.2. Recently, a Cisco researcher has spoted vulnerabilities in iOS, Mac OSx, watchOS and tvOS. The image files of these operating systems have been injected with malware vulnerabilities. The malware, if it will be run once, (it will be because it is undetectable) it can allow the attacker to gain access on the infected system.
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As per the latest article of the Cisco Talo’s Tyler Bohan said that users could receive the file via MMS or email, or even be exposed to it when it’s placed on a malicious webpage. The remote code execution vulnerabilities were found in the way Apple operating systems access image data using APIs – specifically, Apple Core Graphics API, Scene Kit, and Image I/O.
These vulnerabilities can be easily embedded into the image formats which can be tiff (tagged image file format), bmp (bitmap), dae (digital asset exchange), and OpenEXR. Apart from this,tiff and bmp file formats can effect OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS; OpenEXR and dae can infect only OS X machines.
This is quite like a heaven, if you are using the above mentioned operating systems. Because the Cupertino-based company has patched or cracked all the vulnerabilities in the lastest operating systems. (iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2).But it would be like hell, if you are using any older version of the Apple OS than these.
According to the blog post of Bohan on his blog he described why the vulnerabilities are specially bad for the Apple OS. He said,”Image files are an excellent vector for attacks since they can be easily distributed over Web or email traffic without raising the suspicion of the recipient. These vulnerabilities are all the more dangerous because Apple Core Graphics API, Scene Kit and Image I/O are used widely by software on the Apple OS X platform. On a note, iPhone 8 is even nearing to its release! So yeah! 😀
So, all we can conclude with the above words that any user who is using an older version of Apple OS then he should upgrade to the latest version as it may be harmful, once the vulnerabilities get activated. Overall, we know that Apple is the most trusted brand and we can rely on their technology. But, to be aware just till than upgrade to the latest Apple OS.