Insider iPhone bug giving hackers ‘total access’ to your device, cyber experts warn against updating now

APPLE has released a critical patch for cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the software that powers iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

The problems are embedded in key components of the operating system and experts advise to update all devices immediately.

Apple detailed the issue on a support blog

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Apple detailed the issue on a support blogCredit: PA:Press Association

Apple and cybersecurity experts believe hackers continue to exploit the vulnerability on devices that have not downloaded the security patch.

“Once it becomes widely publicized, other threat actors will seek to exploit those who are slow to update their device’s operating system,” said Cian Heasley, security advisor at Adarma.

Tom Davison, Senior Director, Engineering International at mobile security provider Lookoutsaid that this vulnerability and the threat actors that exploit it are “as bad as can be and users should update as soon as possible”.

There are billions of iPhone users and many customers whose entire digital lives are housed in the Apple ecosystem.

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“This is clearly having far-reaching implications,” Andy Norton, Chief Cyber ​​Risk Officer at Armissaid MailOnline.

“Apple products have become an integral part of everyday life. Facial recognition, banking apps, health data, pretty much everything we care about is on our Apple products.”

To update, go to Settings, tap General, and then click the Software Update tab.

Your device must be connected to a power source or have at least 50% battery power to install the patch over Wi-Fi or data.

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Although the situation seems dire Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer at CybereasonHe says “it wouldn’t be wise for anyone to panic.”

“While the vulnerability could allow attackers to take full control of a device, remain calm and simply take control of your devices and download software updates available from Apple.”

“Do that and move on.”

The security update is available for all phones made after the iPhone 5 – see The Sun’s technology page for a full list of devices that require updates.

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From cleaning ports to monitoring security patches, technical maintenance is a vital 21st century task.

“Device security is an ongoing process,” concluded Heasley.

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Chris Barrese

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