Critical OS X, Safari updates available now

But as it turns out, those unknown flaws, or zero-days, also affected Safari and Apple's computer operating system OS X, given that the mobile and regular version of Safari share the same codebase.

The issue was first discovered when UAE human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor received suspicious text messages last month.

Apple has closed the vulnerability with its latest version of iOS.

When news broke last month that three unsafe software vulnerabilities in Apple's mobile operating system were discovered, the Cupertino, Calif. -based electronics giant sounded the alarm and quickly pushed out a software update to its customers. The vulnerabilities allow hackers and attackers to take control of a device remotely.

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Nevertheless, Mac users would be well advised to update their computers sooner rather than later. "According to Apple's advisory, the impact of the vulnerability is that" visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution".

Apple has also released an update to its popular web browser Safari.

Citizen Labs believes the United Arab Emirates is behind the targeting of Mansoor - who has apparently been on the receiving end of similar "lawful intercept" malware several times before. Pegusus consists of three zero-day exploits-attacks on flaws in Apple's code that nobody knew existed before now-that can completely take over a targeted device. Apple is now urging all El Capitan and Yosemite users to update their desktops to prevent cybercriminals from installing spy software on their systems. They reported that the tool the hackers were using is called Pegasus and was developed by a company that specializes in cyber weapons and sells those to governments for use against high-value targets. Or will Apple release patches for them later?

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