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Security issue found that puts all Apple devices, including the iPhone, at risk of being hacked

Some Apple products have been found to have a security flaw that may impact your iPhone or MacBook.

Apple iPhone with a security issue that could pose a risk

The issue was found by researchers with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones could all be impacted.

Security issue that could harm your Apple devices

The issue is the M1 chips, used as pointer authentication codes.

These check digital signatures to be sure that the codes weren’t changed by malware or viruses.

Researchers recently created a tool that can bypass the flaw found in M1 chips.

They’ve named in PACMAN and found that because there is a finite number of possible codes, PACMAN can try them all.

The tool will eventually find a valid one.

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After it’s discovered, another tool will use the code to bypass the defense of the M1 chip.

The M1 chip is supposed to be the last line of defense, but it turns out it isn’t as strong as originally thought.

Though it’s a major security issue, it doesn’t put anyone’s device at immediate risk.

Apple has shared that the issue is insufficient to bypass an Apple security system on its own.

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