Apple released iOS 16.6.1 on September 7, just days before the tech giant unveiled the iPhone 15 range, Apple Watch Series 9 And Apple Watch Ultra2 to his “Wonderlust” event. The company also announced that iOS 17 would be made public free of charge on Monday September 18, but you really should download iOS 16.6.1 now. The update fixes two security vulnerabilities that could be actively exploited, including a zero-day exploit.
To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Updatefaucet Install now and follow the on-screen prompts.
Apple said this iOS update fixes two issues that could be actively exploited.
There is an issue with the Wallet app. Apple said a maliciously crafted attachment could lead to arbitrary code execution. This means that a third party could steal your data or hack your device for other nefarious purposes, depending on the Okta IT Services Company.
Apple stated that this issue was discovered with the help of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School at the University of Toronto. The school called the issue a zero-click, zero-day exploit, and said the exploit was found on the device of an individual “employed by a civil society organization based in Washington, D.C. and possessing international offices.
The school also advised everyone to update their devices immediately.
The second problem is in Image I/O, the iOS framework that allows apps to read and write image formats on your iPhone. Apple said that a maliciously crafted image can also lead to arbitrary code execution.
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