Another Apple Hack
As I.T. professionals, we hear it all the time – Macs don’t get viruses, Apples can’t get hacked, Macs don’t need antivirus, etc. etc. etc.
In the past couple of weeks, hackers have identified ways to severely compromise your Apple devices.
- First with iPhones: By clicking on a link in a text, hackers could take your device over in the background, accessing your data and cameras, potentially spying on you and everything you do on your device.
- More recently, the same exploit has come out for Mac devices. So your laptop or computer could be taken over as well.
Apple has released updates for the exploits (aka hacks), so if you get an update notification, install it! If you aren’t sure if you’re up-to-date, check as soon as possible.
To update your software on your computer, go to the App store-> Updates-> install Security Update 2016-001 10.11.16.
If you have yet to update the software on your iPhone or iPad, you can do so by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update, and upgrade to iOS 9.3.5.
For the full article, read here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/09/02/apple-issues-urgent-security-update-after-hack-turns-mac-compute/