[ACT QUICKLY] HIGH ALERT: Critical vulnerability present in certain versions of Apple iOS and iPadOS

Background /What has happened?

A vulnerability (CVE-2021-30883) has been identified in certain versions of Apple iOS and iPadOS which could allow an actor to either trick a user to install malware via an app or perform other actions  on a vulnerable device.  This vulnerability affects a wide range of iPhone/iPad devices.

Mitigation / How do I stay secure?

Apple has released security updates to address this vulnerability. Owners of affected Apple products should apply the available security updates as soon as possible. Guidance on how to apply software updates to Apple products is available from the Apple security updates page.

Assistance / Where can I go for help?

The ACSC is monitoring the situation and is able to provide assistance and advice as required. Organisations that have been impacted or require assistance can contact the ACSC via 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).

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