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September 22, 2023


This Week In Tech, we talk about the iOS 17.0.1 , Apple Security Vulnerabilities, and Protecting Your Apple Device From Cyber-Attacks
Written By: AlphaKOR

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Apple Devices Running On iOS software prior to iOS 16.7 Are At Risk

Apple has released a software update, iOS 17.0.1, following the release of iOS 17. iOS 17.0.1 adds additional security patches to protect Apple Users from critical security flaws exploited prior to iOS 16.7. iOS 16.7 addressed these security vulnerabilities, but iOS 17.0.1 adds additional security for users. The three critical flaws were discovered by individuals from The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School and Google’s Threat Analysis Group. Apple has yet to fully disclose the details about the vulnerability issues, nor have they released details on the specific exploits that attackers are using. Apple will wait to investigate the vulnerabilities and provide users with enough time to update their devices to mitigate further security issues.

Read More: USA Today

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iOS 17.0.1 Adds Security Patches To Three Major Vulnerabilities

iOS 17.0.1 adds additional security patches to three major issues that have led to security problems. The first, a Kernel Flaw, could allow an attacker to elevate their privileges on your device. In doing this, the attack is able to gain access to data that would otherwise be locked off to them. Second, a security flaw, is a certification validation issue. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to bypass validation using malicious apps. The final major vulnerability from iOS 16.7 is a WebKit vulnerability. This vulnerability is related to WebKit, a web browser engine used to operate iOS apps such as Safari and the App Store. If a user is to process content using WebKit, an attacker can use arbitrary code execution.

Read More: Apple

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How To Protect Your Apple Device From Cyber-Attacks

Apple users that are currently on an old iOS software should update their devices to iOS 17.0.1 or iPadOS 17.0.1 immediately. To update your device, go to Settings>General>Software Updates. From here, follow the instructions for the iOS 17.0.1 update. The major vulnerability flaws are present on the following devices: iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and later, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 6th generation and later, iPad mini 5th generation and later.

Read More: Forbes