Apple’s new iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 brings essential security updates to critical vulnerabilities on iPads and iPhones.
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These enhancements were rolled out by the tech giant manufacturer on July 20. Apple said that users need to install these security updates to prevent serious flaws.
One of these is CVE-2022-32832, which affects the Apple file system.
Cyber security experts explained that hackers could use the vulnerability to execute code with kernel privileges.
If the exploit is successful, cybercriminals can gain deep access to your iPad or iPhone.
Apple iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6 Come With Essential Security Updates
According to the latest report from The Wired, 37 serious security flaws have been fixed in the new iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates.
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The giant iPhone maker reported that it was not aware that malicious actors have already exploited these vulnerabilities.
But, since most of them can lead to serious security breaches, the tech firm decided to introduce security enhancements.
Cybersecurity experts are urging iPhone and iPad users to install new system versions as soon as possible because they believe hackers could add to these loopholes, leading to more serious security attacks.
iOS 15.6, iPad 15.6 . updating in
Apple’s official support page provides the essentials to install the latest iOS and iPadOS system versions.
Before updating to the latest iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, you’ll need to back up your device using Apple’s iCloud service.
On the other hand, you can also do it using your laptop or personal computer. After that, follow these steps:
- First, go to your device’s Settings and click on the General option.
- After that tap on Software Update button.
- There are some instances when the option shows two versions of the new system. Just click on the one you want to install.
- Then, click on the Install/Download button and enter your passcode.
- After that, click on the “Install Now” option.
Meanwhile, the new Apple iOS 16 is expected to offer new hands-free capabilities along with UI-enabled accessories.
Earlier, the photo crop feature of Apple iOS 16 beta was leaked.
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