Millions of Apple customers are being urged to update their phones to fix security vulnerabilities that could allow cybercriminals to access personal information and take control of their devices.
The tech giant announced a series of security updates this week to address several issues affecting Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads and Apple TV products.
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Every time a new software update patch is released, your device is outdated and technically considered “vulnerable” unless you move to install the security fixes.
Apple’s security announcements show that nine separate updates were released this week to fix bugs, including a fix for an issue that could allow an app to access user-sensitive data on iPhones.
iPhone customers with models 8 and above and all iPad professionals should update to iOS 16.3, or they may face issues such as:
The upgrade also fixes other issues, including an app being able to bypass privacy settings for maps and weather, and fixing a bug that allowed an app to access information about a user’s contacts.
Fixes have also been released for bugs in Apple TV and Apple Watch software that can allow hackers to use an app to access private data and bypass privacy settings.
New update list
Apple’s full list of software updates released this week includes fixes for the following devices:
- iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later
- macOS Ventura 13.2: macOS Ventura
- iOS 15.7.3 and iPadOS 15.7.3: iPhone 6s (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation)
- watch OS 9.3: Apple Watch Series 4 and later
- macOS BigSur 11.7.3: macOS BigSur
- macOS Monterey 12.6.3: macOS Monterey
- iOS12.5.7: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPod touch (6th generation)
- Safari 16.3: macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey
- tvOS 16.3: Apple TV 4K (all models) and Apple TV HD
https://7news.com.au/technology/millions-of-apple-customers-warned-over-security-flaws-in-iphone-apple-tv-ipad-devices-but-theres-a-fix-c-9562831 Millions of Apple customers have warned about security vulnerabilities in iPhone, Apple TV and iPad devices – but there is a solution