Apple releases a security update after finding out that hackers can get into its devices

Apple put out a new security update on Wednesday, the same day the company announced some scary bugs that could let hackers take control of some devices, including iPhones.

The company said that hackers could also get into iPads and Macs with older software.

New security updates for iPhones up to the 6s, all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2, iPads of the 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and the iPod touch of the 7th generation are meant to protect against these kinds of attacks.

 In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, customers buy the iPhone X at the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue.
The vulnerabilities affect iPhones dating back to the 6th generation.
AP/Richard Drew

Apple said that "maliciously made web content" could be used by hackers to get into devices.

This means hackers could get "full admin access" to the device, which would let them pose as the owner and run any software in their name, said Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security.

After the news came out, security experts told Apple users to update their computers and other Apple products.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency said, "An attacker could use one of these flaws to take control of a device that has it."

Apple did not say how, where, or by whom the security flaws were found.


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