Apple has released iOS 12, a new version of its operating system, to assist in keeping older iPhones safe from a variety of malicious cyber attacks.
Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 12.5.6, is compatible with a wide range of the company’s best-selling gadgets. The iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and 6 Plus, as well as the iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).
Apple recommends that all users of these devices update immediately to fix a critical zero-day security flaw in WebKit.
An important iOS update
Apple’s recent update for older devices shows it takes the threat seriously.
Apple advises that a rogue website could launch unchecked code if an update isn’t implemented due to a vulnerability. Users are encouraged to perform the update immediately after receiving this vulnerability may have been exploited in the wild. The corporation stated it was “aware” of the report.
This issue is identical to one that Apple fixed earlier this month in Safari on iOS and macOS devices.
iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 solve an out-of-bounds kernel write vulnerability. This flaw might be exploited to give malicious programmes root access to a system, allowing an attacker to gain control.
Both vulnerabilities were found by an unknown security researcher, but Apple won’t comment “until an investigation complete patches are available.”
Apple is rumoured to be preparing to unveil the iPhone 14 soon, and the newest features and improvements to iOS are expected to play a pivotal part in making the new handset popular with buyers worldwide.