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Millions of iPhones became ‘dangerous’ this week – but you can fix it in seconds

APPLE has issued a brand new update for iPhones – and that means you need to act urgently.

That’s because the new iOS 16.3 update fixes security flaws that you shouldn’t just ignore.


Make sure you install the new iOS 16.3 update as soon as possibleCredit: Apple

Every time a new iOS patch comes out, your un-updated iPhone is technically considered “at risk”.

That’s because there are security holes that you haven’t installed the fixes for yet.

It’s a bit like someone finally installing a lock on your door, but you haven’t turned the key to actually lock it yet.

Until you do, your device (and its info) may be in danger.

Apple’s security pages reveal that the iOS 16.3 update – which arrived earlier this week – fixes several flaws.

One Apple note reads: “An app may be able to access user-sensitive data.”

Another more serious issue notes: “An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.”

That could potentially allow a hacker to take control of your device.

Another issue warns that “an app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences” for Maps.

And one reads: “Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.”

Thankfully all of these bugs are repaired with the new iOS 16.3 update.

So make sure you install it as soon as possible.

Sadly not all iPhone owners are able to update to the latest iOS 16.3 software.

If you can upgrade to iOS 16 then you’re fine, but anyway with a very old iPhone model will miss out.

Here’s a list of all the iOS 16 (and iOS 16.3) supported devices:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

Not being able to get the latest iOS means you’ll lose access to the most up-to-date security fixes.

These are vital patches that close holes used by hackers to access your systems.

So using a very old iPhone that can’t be updated could put you at risk.

If you can’t update to iOS 16, consider upgrading your iPhone sooner rather than later.

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