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Every iPhone owner needs to update NOW to prevent hack attacks – check your version

APPLE has issued a “critical security” update to iPhone for an issue that may have occurred to some users.

The tech giant admitted the bug “could have been actively exploited by hackers”.

At least one report of an abused security vulnerability has been reported to Apple

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At least one report of an abused security vulnerability has been reported to AppleCredit: Alamy

Although the company only has one report for now, so most people should be fine as long as they install the latest fix as soon as possible.

Apple hasn’t revealed much about this vulnerability, fearing that cyber thieves will come straight to it.

But what it did say was that it handled “malicious hand-crafted web content” that “could lead to arbitrary code execution” – in other words, that’s bad news.

And while there’s only been a single reported case, the vulnerability is spreading across the types of devices it can affect.

Older iPhones like the iPhone 6S are at risk, which means billions of devices are at risk of failure.

It also applies to all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad Mini 4 and later, and even iPod Touch 7th generation.

The company only learned about it after an anonymous researcher told them.

iOS 15.3.1 also fixes another issue with Braille that made the feature unresponsive for the visually impaired.

By far, the best way to protect your device is to make sure you’re running the latest version of iOS available.

For your test, open Setting and go to overview.

From there, choose Software updates.

You can then see if a new version is available – press Download and install to begin.

It’s also best to have Automatic update is turned on, so next time you’ll get the fix as quickly as possible.

Update notification appears on iOS

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Update notification appears on iOS

In other news, Apple has revealed a bunch of New emojis for iPhoneincludes a pregnant man and two saucy icons.

Experts have warned that the future Space launches can be dangerous if “stupid” regimes like Russia don’t stop blowing up the sky creating debris.

And most popular phone since a millennium has been announced, with many people shocked to learn it’s not an iPhone.


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