Apple patched 51 critical security flaws with iOS 12.2, as well as vulnerabilities fixed in Apple’s macOS 10.14.4 update.
Some of the apps fixed in Apple’s security update were FaceTime, Contacts, Mail, Messages as well as Safari, Notes, and Apple’s Keychain password management system.
Malicious SMS links within text messages that can execute code if clicked on were also a major concern for Apple, patched with their security update, CVE-2019-8553.
Issues with unauthorized access to the camera and microphone were also addressed, including issues relating to Apple’s ReplayKit kit for screen recording and sharing video game play.
It’s highly advised to update Apple iOS and macOS devices now to avoid giving unauthorized access to malicious users, such as with locked notes, user contacts or geo-location data.
Author: Adam Sarwar