#55 – Update Apple Devices Now


EFFECTED USERS: Every iPhone, iPad and Macbook Users.  Possibly Apple TV and other Apple Users.

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SUMMARY: UPDATE NOW!! Very Serious vulnerability on multiple apple devices

A hacker can control your iPhone, iPad or Macbook.

What to do: Check for updates:

Apple or iPad:

  1. Settings App.
  2. Top of third section: tap ‘General”
  3. Second from top: “Software Updates”
  4. It Should say: “iOS is up to date.” If not, follow prompts to complete the update.


  1. Click the Apple icon in the extreme top-left corner (it is always there, unless you are running an app on full screen.
  2. Click ‘About this Mac, at the top of the drop-down menu
  3. In the dialogue box that appears, click the button near the bottom-right which says “Software Update”
  4. You should see the words, “Your Mac is up to date.” If not, follow prompts to complete the update.
Click this button to ensure you are up to date.


According to Apple:

Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

– Apple, Inc. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213414

That’s bad. Remote code execution means that a program running outside of your phone can tell your phone what to do.

Think of it like a castle: tall walls, lots of defenses and a king/queen inside giving orders.

Imposter enters, dressed like the king/queen and starts giving orders, too.

Common Vulnerability and exposure numbers: CVE-2022-32894 & CVE-2022-32893


[1] https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

[2] https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/apple-releases-safari-1561-to-fix-zero-day-bug-used-in-attacks/

[3] https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2022-32894

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.theSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.