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Apple has released a new build of iOS 12 for customers using older models of iPhones, iPads, and even iPods. The software update comes with a fix for a security flaw that can allow a website to run a malicious program on a device. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Why is software update important?
According to Apple, the vulnerability in iOS 12 could lead to the “processing of maliciously crafted web content,” which “could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.” This means that the bug in iOS 12 could allow a website to run an unidentified malicious program on an affected Apple device. A support document shared by Apple says the company is “aware of reports that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
The latest update, named iOS 12.5.6, brings build number 16H71 and addresses the issue with improved border checks. Therefore, it is recommended that affected users update their devices.
Which Apple devices are affected?
The list, as far as Apple devices are concerned, includes iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Here is 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)
How to update your iPhone and iPad?
If you own any of the above devices and want to update it to iOS 12.5.6, follow these steps
– Go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
– Go to the General option and tap on it.
– Now tap on Software Update option.
– If an update is available on your device, you will be given the option to Install and Update. Click on it.
– Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Meanwhile, Apple announced its ‘Far Out’ launch event on September 7. The company is expected to unveil its 2022 iPhone lineup at the event. Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup is said to consist of four phones — iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.