Recently, Apple released macOS Monterey 12.3.1. Even more recently, the Californian firm released a first test update for macOS 12.4.
She seems to be on a war footing when it comes to the latest version of her Mac operating system. However, on older versions, users are still at the mercy of major security flaws.
Under Catalina and Big Sur, the risk is there
The two security flaws in question allow any malicious specialist to reach the highest privileges of a Mac. The first takes place via the execution of a malicious application by the user. The second, via the Intel graphics processor drivers of Macs that are equipped with it.
These breaches are worrying because of the damage that hackers can potentially cause by taking advantage of them. However, Apple has thought of reabsorbing them during the last update of macOS Monterey, at number 12.3.1.
Unfortunately for users still running Catalina and Big Sur, no security update in sight. The hope of seeing the Californian come to their rescue is still there. Because Apple regularly offers security updates for its older operating systems. But it is better not to delay anyway.
In the meantime, for those who run macOS Catalina or macOS Big Sur, we encourage you to be careful about the applications you install on your machine. For all those downloaded from the Apple App Store, there is nothing to worry about. For the others, and especially the lesser known ones, always be sure to investigate before recovering them, with a little Google search for example.