Apple is urging all iPhone users to update to iOS 17.1.2 immediately to address two critical security vulnerabilities that could potentially expose sensitive information. While the update doesn’t offer any new features, it’s crucial for protecting your device.
Here’s what you need to know:
The update patches two WebKit flaws: These vulnerabilities could allow attackers to steal sensitive data by simply tricking you into visiting a malicious website. Apple is aware of reports that at least one of these flaws may have already been exploited.
Memory corruption vulnerability also addressed: This separate issue could potentially crash your iPhone or allow attackers to execute malicious code on your device.
Update now, even if you’re on iOS 17.1.1: This update fixes critical security issues not addressed in the previous version.
How to download the update:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap on General.
- Select Software Update.
- Tap Install Now.
It’s important to act quickly and install this update as soon as possible to keep your iPhone safe.