If you have an older iPhone or iPad, you should update your device as soon as possible. Apple has just released a security update which fix a critical vulnerability that may have been exploited by malicious actors on older iPhones and iPads.
Apple releases a security update for older iPhones and iPads
The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-23529, It’s a problem in the engine WebKit which allows for execute arbitrary code when you visit a malicious website. Apple said it has received a report of an “active exploitation” of this issue, but did not provide further details.
This vulnerability was already patched by Apple in February 2023 with updates that also included other improvements. However, users with older devices that don’t support the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS were left at risk.
For this reason, Apple has decided to backport the fix for devices that run iOS 15.7.4 and iPadOS 15.7.4. These include iPhone 6s and later, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini (4th generation) and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).
To check if your device can receive the update, you need to go to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the instructions on the screen. As always, it’s a good idea to back up your data before proceeding with the update.
This is just one of many security updates Apple released this week for its various operating systems. In fact, it arrives together with the iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, macOS Ventura 13.3, macOS Monterey 12.6.4, macOS Big Sur 11.7.5, tvOS 16.4 or watchOS 9.4, which, however, concern more recent devices: here all the main news.