Apple issues urgent iPhone update – all users need to check for ‘important’ fix now

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.

A security vulnerability prompted Apple to unveil a new security update to protect users


A security vulnerability prompted Apple to unveil a new security update to protect usersPhoto credit: PA

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.

If you want to learn more about protecting your digital data, read this security specialist’s simple trick to securing your online bank accounts.

While those of us whose iPhones are too old might want to update, we might want to take the relic out of its dusty box and sell it — for a potential $100,000.

And head of security Dr. Klaus Schenk has revealed the six apps you should remove from your home screen to avoid spyware.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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