Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac security update fixes actively exploited zero-day vulnerability, which allows hackers to carry out cyberattacks.
Apple iPhone, Mac Security Update Fixes Zero-Day Flaw
As per the latest news story by Bleeping Computer, the iPhone maker has released a new security update that patches a new zero-security bug that appears to have made it to its various devices, affecting millions of users worldwide.
No less than Apple has already issued security advisories on Monday, which is the same day that the tech giant rolled out its new iOS 16 updates for iPhone users.
Apple Fixing Zero-day
This is the eight time this year that Apple fixes a zero-day vulnerability in the operating systems powering their Macs and iPhones.
Apple has also released security updates for tvOS and watchOS, but has not yet shared what specific vulnerabilities have been patched in those.
Which Apple Devices Are Affected?
The Cupertino giant says that the new iOS 15.7 fixes the flaw starting from the iPhone 6s and its newer models. The seventh-generation iPod touch also receives the new iOS security patch.
On top of that, all models of iPad Pro, the fifth-generation iPad and beyond, the iPad Air 2 and newer releases, and the iPad mini to its later models, are also getting the new security update.
Most vulnerabilities are used in targeted attacks, but some are used more widely, so it’s always good practice to update your iPhone and other Apple devices as soon as possible.
On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update and choose between iOS 15.7 and iOS 16. On your Mac, go to > About this Mac > Software Update.