Apple has released a new iOS 12 build for customers using the older models of iPhones, iPads and even iPod. The software update comes with a fix for security vulnerability that can allow a website to run malicious program on the device. Here’s eveything you need to know about it.
iOS 12.5.6 patches one critical vulnerability
Apple only indicates that a single security-related vulnerability is included in this update.
The iOS 12.5.6 update is available for the following hardware: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).
All models older than those listed are highly vulnerable to significant security and privacy threats, and should not be used for Web browsing, e-mail, or other online uses.
Which Apple iOS devices are impacted?
The list if affected Apple devices include iPhones, iPads and iPods. Here are the list of devices that are getting the latest iOS update
– Apple iPhone 5s
– Apple iPhone 6
– Apple iPhone 6 Plus
– Apple iPad Air
– Apple iPad mini 2
– Apple iPad mini 3
– Apple iPod touch (6th generation)
To install the latest iOS or iPadOS updates, check the Settings app on your device: Settings > General > Software Update. The process is the same regardless of whether you use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
“iOS 12 is not impacted by CVE-2022-32894,” Apple noted in its advisory.
Users of older iOS devices are advised to apply the updates as soon as possible to mitigate potential threats.