- Security and software updates for smartphones and Macs in fear of crypto phishers.
- Apple seems to have a historical connection with cryptocurrencies.
Apple released new security and software updates for smartphones and Macs in fear of attacks from crypto phishers. Kaspersky’s report on the vulnerabilities and potential lack of protection made Apple take this measure.
Updates to iOS 16.4.1 and macOS 13.3.1 address the two vulnerabilities. CVE-2023-28205 and CVE-2023-28206. Both of these threats pose high-level risks and directly affect Safari, and provide the chance for victimizing product users.
Kaspersky’s report states:
“first (threat) serves to initially penetrate the device so that the second (threat) can be exploited. The second, in turn, allows you to “escape from the sandbox” and do almost anything with the infected device”
In the past year, crypto phishing attacks have increased over a quadrant from 3,596,437 to 5,040,520. The variance of those sites has also grown; every third person in the crypto market has been a victim of phishing.
Hence, the device, which is well-known for its security feature, has the opportunity to let in such bad actors brings in terrifying waves. Apple seems to have a historical connection with cryptocurrencies; the recent discovery of a Bitcoin whitepaper copy in the latest Macs is proof of the above.
So, the users of the iPhone, Mac, iPad, and Apple TV are requested to make the necessary OS update. Similarly, crypto traders can segregate assets like tokens and NFTs into different wallets as a precautionary measure.
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