The government has issued an alert for Android, Windows and Apple users, do this now
Apple, Windows and Android users should be careful, otherwise new bugs could compromise your cyber security. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), which is controlled by the Indian government and not any non-government organization, has warned the users of these three operating systems in the country. If you are not aware now, one person’s personal information may get into the hands of another person due to a bug. Moreover, it is possible for unscrupulous people to gain control over the user’s device, which is enough to increase his anxiety. So Android, Windows and Apple users should know the new security vulnerabilities of their devices that will protect you from cyber-crime.
The assurance is that the Android, Windows and Apple authorities are fully aware of the security vulnerabilities we are discussing here. To solve the problem they have very quickly released new software updates which may be a cause of some relief for us.
To Android users
The security vulnerability that CERT-IN has exposed to Android users is related to the Signal application. This has recently led to some bugs that could cause any image stored on the user’s device to run elsewhere. Thus, dishonest people can violate our privacy. To get rid of this problem, you need to download the latest version (5.7.13) of the Signal application from the Google Play Store.
The security issue that CERT-IN has raised for Windows device users is hidden in the device’s operating system. Already many Windows users have been affected by these security vulnerabilities and their numbers are constantly increasing. By identifying vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-36934), Microsoft has already taken action to address the issue and bring in new updates. Windows 10 1609 version 32-bit system, ARM 64 dependent system, X64 dependent system, Windows 10 (Windows 10) 1909 version 32-bit system, ARM 64 dependent system, X64 dependent system, Windows 10 (Windows 10) 2004 version Bug fixes include 32-bit systems, ARM64-based systems, X64-based systems, Windows 10 20H2 version 32-bit systems, ARM-64-based systems, and X64-based systems.
For Apple users
In the case of Apple users, CERT-IN exploits the security vulnerabilities that a rogue person or organization can infiltrate into their device to gain control over the system. Apple macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 version, Apple iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 version, iPhone 6s and later devices, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later Versions have been reported to be overwhelmed by security vulnerabilities. Although Apple is already trying to overcome the problem with the new update.