Apple has just released its latest iOS
9.3.3 update and if you own an iPhone
you should download it right now.
A shocking bug has been discovered that
can hijack and steal passwords with just
a single text and if you’re running an old
version of iOS you could be at risk.
The flaw appears to affect users with
devices that aren’t yet using this latest
version iOS 9, which was rolled out this
week.
The US tech company always
recommends that iPhone users should
upgrade to the latest version as soon as
an update in released.
“This is very high severity issue,” Craig
Wiliams, head of global outreach at Cisco
Talos, which discovered the bug, told
Fortune.
“The fact that you have an exploit without
any user interaction makes me very
concerned.”
The bug affects a programming interface
called ImageIO, which is able to read and
write information concerning any images
found on a phone.
However, if hackers send an image or
multimedia message embedded with
malicious code to a device, ImageIO can
be hijacked to give hackers access to
important passwords and information.
The hacking is able to start as soon as
the infected text message is sent and
opened, meaning any curious phone
users could be at risk.
The researchers say that the bug also
affects other Apple devices, including Mac
computers, Apple Watches and Apple
TVs.
To update your iPhone or iPad simply
head to Settings > General > Software
Update and tap Download and Install .

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