Kaspersky discovered that the malicious code installed on infected iPhones had the ability to extract passwords from Apple’s Keychain, monitor locations, and modify or export files. Apple has acknowledged these issues and emphasized that an app could execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
In addition, there is a separate security flaw related to the Webkit, which may allow arbitrary code execution when processing malicious web content.
To update your iPhone to the latest iOS version, go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update. Choose the update you want to install and tap Install Now. If you see Download and Install instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, and then tap Install Now.
The software update is compatible with iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later.
Aside from the security fixes, this update also resolves an issue that prevents charging with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter.
How to update to the latest version of iOS:
1. Go to Settings > General.
2. Tap Software Update.
3. Choose the update you want to install.
4. Tap Install Now.
If you see Download and Install instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, and then tap Install Now.
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