iPhone users need to do THIS to protect their Apple smartphone against HACKERS

Apple has pushed-out an update to iOS. And you need download and install it.

The iPhone company rolled-out iOS 10.2.1 to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners worldwide earlier today.

The updated version of iOS includes a number of critical patches and security updates.

Apple has included fixes to 13 flaws that allowed hackers to unlock features, contacts, the kernel, and Wi-Fi without the device owners' permission.

The new update is available for the Apple iPhone 5 and later, 4th generation iPad or newer and the iPod touch 6th generation and later.

Security fixes in operating system updates are nothing unusual, often patching glitches, bugs and flaws unearthed by researchers.

The patches included in the latest version of iOS 10 are especially significant, since the flaws could result in exploited devices being controlled by hackers.

An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges," Apple explains in its security updates webpage.

Fortunately, these flaws were uncovered by researchers which suggests they were not yet being used "in the wild" by cybercriminals.

One of the issues with the kernel would allow an application to execute and run code within an iPhone.

 

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  • Jan 25, 2017
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