Apple’s Arm-based M1 chip that powers the new iPad Pros and the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac has a security flaw, according to developer Hector Martin.
iPhone 12’s A14 has also been affected, but you shouldn’t be worried
Thankfully, the vulnerability does not pose any serious security risks and at worst, it could be used by advertisers for cross-app tracking. Martin says it cannot be used by bad actors to take over your device or steal your private information.
The only fix available is to run the entire operating system as a virtual machine (VM), but that would be overcautious and an unnecessary waste of resources.
Apple has been made aware of the issue and the company has acknowledged it.