Critical vulnerability in Apple iPhone detected – Apple issues forced global update
Attention iPhone users! Overnight on the 26th August 2016, Apple released a critical patch to their iPhone and iPad software that addresses three previously unknown vulnerabilities, which could give a malicious user complete access and control over an iPhone.
Codenamed “Pegasus”, the malware gives attackers full control of the iOS device, and unfortunately for iOS users, becoming infected could be as simple as clicking a link on a website.
From the news.com.au website (click here for the full article):
“It basically steals all the information on your phone, it intercepts every call, it intercepts every text message, it steals all the emails, the contacts, the FaceTime calls,” he said.
“It also basically backdoors every communications mechanism you have on the phone,”
“It steals all the information in the Gmail app, all the Facebook messages, all the Facebook information, your Facebook contacts, everything from Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram — you name it.”
Apple are recommending to update your iPhone immediately, by going to the Settings menu > General > Software Update.
We are recommending that you back up your iPhone first, to ensure that you don’t lose any photos or data. iPhones are notorious for botched updates requiring a factory reset, so place it safe and backup your phone before you run the upgrade. If you need a hand, just let us know!