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UAE issues security warning for Google Chrome and Apple users

Users should update their browsers to the latest version to avoid any cyber attacks.

UAE issues security warning for Google Chrome and Apple users
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

Cybersecurity attacks are a growing concern in the UAE, serving as financial and reputational threats to people and companies. Even globally, 2022 saw a data breach amounting to $4.35 million, an increase from $4.24 million the previous year, as per IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach report.

Now, the UAE Cyber Security Council warned of security risks in Apple systems that could allow hackers to take control of devices.

It stated the vulnerabilities are in the operating systems (OS) of the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Safari internet browser, in a post on X, formerly Twitter. 

“We strongly recommend all users to update their systems and software immediately to mitigate potential threats,” the council posted, adding that Apple has released a security update to address the issue.

The council also issued a security warning regarding “vulnerabilities” in the Google Chrome browser that could “potentially allow malicious actors to execute harmful code on your operating systems. We strongly advise all users to promptly update their Chrome browsers to the latest version to safeguard against any potential threats.”

Last month, the UAE government announced plans for a cybersecurity vision for the next 50 years to protect against cybercrime. The vision aims to address growing digital challenges and aid in digital resilience. 

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