Apple releases software update to fix critical security issue
Apple has released its iOS 16.3.1 software update.
The update brings important bug and security fixes to the iPhone — including a vulnerability that has already been exploited by bad actors.
The tech giant wrote on its website that WebKit was affected: a browser engine primarily used in Apple’s Safari web browser.
“Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution,” Apple said. “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Apple gets patent for smartwatch with camera
“A type confusion issue was addressed with improved checking,” Apple said of the latest security update.
This update applies to iPhone 8 and later, all iPad Pro models, third-generation iPad Air and later, fifth-generation iPad Air and later, and fifth-generation iPad mini and later.
Does Payment Technology Make You Overprompt?
It also addresses another security issue in the iPhone’s kernel framework.
“Apps may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” Apple explained.
Click here for the Fox News app
The iOS 16.3.1 update comes just a few weeks after the release of iOS 16.3.