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How to update your iPhone – URGENT fix for dangerous hack available now

How to update your iPhone – URGENT fix for dangerous hack available now

APPLE users have been recently advised to update their iPhones after a dangerous security bug was spotted.

The tech giant has since released a fix to stop hackers using the flaw to take over your phone and all you need to do is follow the steps below.

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How to update your iPhone iOS

To update your iOS software on your iPhone or iPad you first need to go to Settings.

Then scroll to “General”, click it and then click “Software Update”.

You’ll need to be connected to WiFi to select “download and install”.

Sometimes updates occur overnight without you realising so if there is no update to be found this might be because your iPhone has done the work for you.

The latest iPhone software is called iOS 14.7.1.

Be warned, only iPhone 6s or later can update to this.

What is the latest iPhone security issue?

Apple recently released a security fix for a dangerous iOS, iPadOS, and macOS bug that is being actively exploited by cyber-criminals.

The tech giant has labelled the flaw as a ‘zero-day’ vulnerability, which is a term used to describe a security issue that may have been actively exploited.

The issue, labelled as CVE-2021-30807, is said to affect an extension that affects how a device’s memory impacts the screen display.

An attacker that exploits this flaw could reportedly take full control over the device.

Apple has not publicly elaborated on the bug being exploited in the wild but said it was aware it could be.

Several security researchers have been publishing detailed reports about the issue online.

This is Apple’s 13th zero-day patch this year.

May was Apple’s busiest month for zero-day patches with a worrying four fixes needing to be released.

It’s unclear whether the recent zero-day bug is related to NSO Group, an Israeli company that’s been in the news recently for selling iPhone hacking tools to governments.

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