APPLE has released an urgent iPhone update to fix a feared security vulnerability.
The tech giant released the Rapid Security Response Update to address a vulnerability in its latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS software.
The security update prevents a cyber bug dubbed CVE-2023-37450, which experts say could be exploited to trigger “arbitrary code execution” while Apple users browse the web.
By executing arbitrary code, a hacker can execute commands or code on a targeted computer and thereby gain control of their victim’s device.
And the leading tech company said it believes this vulnerability may have been “actively exploited.” in an online statement.
The new security update applies to iPhones, iPads and Macs running iOS 16.5.1 and according to it is “recommended for all users”. Apple website.
The update is an example of another Rapid Security Response, allowing Apple to close cyber vulnerabilities earlier than would be the case with traditional software updates.
The answers are intended to fix zero-day vulnerabilities – vulnerabilities in an operating system that are exploited the same day they are discovered.
The update is available in the Software Update section of Settings.
To install it, just open Settings > General > Software update and search for iOS Security Response iOS 16.5.1(a).
But don’t worry if you can’t see the update right away – it’s not available or required for all operating systems.
In the meantime, Apple will need time to fix any issues with the rollout of the special security update.
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