Apple just released on Tuesday iOS 10.2 update. If you have an iPhone or tablet that was using 10.2, you should get the update. While there are some new emoticons in there, there are also important security updates. Including one that was recently discovered to bypass the find my phone feature.
But this isn’t the only flaw. Apparently there were several others. To use Apple’s words:
- CVE-2016-7664. A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos and contacts from the lock screen.
- CVE-2016-7601. The device may not lock the screen after the idle timeout.
- CVE-2016-7653. A user may be able to view photos and contacts from the lockscreen.
- CVE-2016-4781. A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to unlock the device.
- CVE-2016-7597. A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to keep the device unlocked.
Users of the Macintosh computer don’t come out unscathed either. There are some critical patches for them, too! There are security fixes to system components from Apache, which is a web server that is included on every Mac. Updates to the Mac Syslog; there was a flaw that allowed hackers to get Super User access to your system. Safari was updated to patch security holes that left users vulnerable to “drive-by installs” of malware, without any warnings when visiting booby trapped web pages. Read More on the security updates in a bulletin released by Apple that covers iOS and MacOS
These updates bring the current iOS version to 10.2 and the current MacOS version to 10.12.2.