BACKGROUND:

You should update your iphone right now says cnet. Apple releases security patch for an active exploit. Details are scarce, but it’s a good idea to update your device as soon as you’re able.

Apple just released an update for iOS and iPadOS 15.0.2, which fixes a security bug on Apple devices. Notably, Apple says that the bug “may have been actively exploited,” which means you should update your device right now. Monday’s update fixes a memory corruption issue that might have allowed some apps to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” according to Apple’s support page. Translation? Hackers could use the vulnerability to take over your iPhone or iPad. Updating your device should close the vulnerability.

Experts Comments

October 12, 2021
Jake Moore
Cybersecurity Specialist
ESET

It may seem like Apple push out a new patch every week but these updates are vital for keeping bugs and criminal hackers out.  

These updates are generated to best protect devices so even if they may seem trivial, they are just as important as ever and should not be avoided at any cost. Procrastination often sets in when software needs updating but it can make a huge difference in the security of the device.  

Kernal level access is about the most severe vulnerability you can get which means

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It may seem like Apple push out a new patch every week but these updates are vital for keeping bugs and criminal hackers out.  

These updates are generated to best protect devices so even if they may seem trivial, they are just as important as ever and should not be avoided at any cost. Procrastination often sets in when software needs updating but it can make a huge difference in the security of the device.  

Kernal level access is about the most severe vulnerability you can get which means this is no ordinary patch and must be attended to as soon as possible. Criminal hackers will continue to attack any given weakness which is why automating security updates remains the safest way of keeping devices up to date.

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