Apple users with certain older iPhone, iPad devices should install this security update
Apple users of certain older generations of iPhones, iPads and iPods are being urged to install a new security update.
In a Jan. 23 notification, Apple highlighted the impact of a vulnerability recently discovered by Google’s threat analysis group.
Processing “maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution,” the tech giant said.
“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS released prior to iOS 15.1,” it said.
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The iOS 12.5.7 update is now available for affected devices.
These devices include the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.
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Two updates were announced in December: iOS 15.7.2 and iPadOS 15.7.2.
Apple previously stated that the update to address the issue is available for all iPhone 6 models, all iPhone 7 models, the first-generation iPhone SE, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad 5 generation and later and the seventh-generation iPod Touch.
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To install updates on your iPhone, go to Settings, click General, and select Software Update.