Government Issues 'High Severity' Warning To Apple Users Against Cyber Attackers

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said vulnerability in Safari browser can expose Apple devices to attackers

The Indian government has issued a high-severity warning to Apple users to caution them against multiple vulnerabilities that could expose their device to attackers.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, which functions under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, said the vulnerability is in the WebKit browser engine that is used by Safari and other browsers, according to a media report by Mint.  

In an official statement, the CERT-IN said, “These vulnerabilities exist in Apple products due to certificate validation issue in the Security component, an issue in the Kernel, and an error in the Webkit component. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted requests."

Users who wish to secure their personal data are advised to update their devices to the most recent watchOS, tvOS, and macOS versions, by the national body advises that manages cybersecurity-related issues across several releases.

Attackers may access Apple watches, TVs, iPhones, and MacBooks if software weaknesses are not fixed, according to media reports. The required updates from Apple are also available on the official website,, to resolve this problem.

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