New Critical Security Update for Apple iOS Users

Critical Security Updates for Apple iOS Users were released recently. Apple is highly recommending this update because of some very important security holes. Which are:

  • WebKit bug: visited a malicious crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution.
  • Kernel bug: an app may be able to disclose kernel memory.
  • Kernel bug: an app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

It was believed that “digital arms dealers” were able to read messages, track calls and contacts, record sounds, collect passwords and location information.

Why it is so Important

Imagine how bad things can get with just these three options hackers can play with, what they can do. It leaves them with many loop holes to leave user-level malware on your iDevice.

Reported Claims

There are multiple hackers out there. reports show a group who uses a “one click jailbreak”, is an Israeli company called NSO Group that sells exploits and hacking services, which are just one of many that use such loop holes.

Who’s Eligible

Keep in mind if it is an older phone you may not be eligible so here is a look over of who is:  iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later. You should ensure all you IOS devices are up to date.

We Suggest

At times things can go wrong, we all know that, but making a backup of your device before you update it is a sure way plan to make sure you don’t lose any personal or important data well you are updating your iPhone.

New Critical Security Update for Apple iOS Users

Apple wants you to do it Wirelessly so if a message says that an update is available, tap Install Now. You can also follow these steps:

  • Plug your device into power and connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
  • Tap Settings > General > Software Update
  • Tap Download and Install. If a message asks to temporarily remove apps because iOS needs more space for the update, tap Continue or Cancel. Later, iOS will reinstall apps that it removed. If you tap Cancel, learn what to do next.
  • To update now, tap Install. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just plug your iOS device into power before you go to sleep. Your device will update automatically overnight.
  • If asked, enter your passcode. If you don’t know your passcode, learn what to do.

Finding that this is not working for you? There is a step by step for updating through iTunes in the Read More Button below.


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