IT Security Alert: Update Now To Protect your iPhones and Smart Devices

By Ben Boulden

UAMS IT recommends all vulnerable devices be updated. On the iPhone and iPad, go to Settings and then to General > Software Update. For the Apple Watch, go into the Apple Watch app.

Apple said the vulnerability, discovered by security researchers at Google’s Project Zero, may have been “actively exploited” by hackers. The bug is found in the browser engine that powers the Safari browser across all Apple devices. The hacker can take control of your device and exploit your personal information.

Android devices are not affected by this exploit, however they recently experienced severe vulnerabilities as well. Keep all of your smart phones and devices patched to the latest updated versions in order to prevent exploitations and protect your privacy.