Update your iPhone now: Hacker can hijack phone using JPEGs and PDF files

Oct 27, 2016 | 12:23 pm

Published by | Chandan Singh

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Are you experiencing an iPhone? Then you need to update to iOS 10. 1 immediately in order to avoid cyber-criminals from easily hijacking your device by tricking you into clicking on harmful files.

Yeah, it probably seems a drag to keep updating your i phone so frequently, and everyone gets lazy sometimes. In addition, when you’ve been keeping up with the news, you most likely already updated it in August/ September to repair against a serious security flaw enabling the first ever remote attack to succeed in installing adware, spyware, and viruses on the iPhone.

Whatever it is, stop being lazy and update your iPhone, as this latest plot is crucial. It helps prevent a truly nasty security flaw, known as CVE-2016-4673, whereby attackers can hijack your iPhone, iPad or iPod simply by deceiving you into looking at a malicious JPEG image or opening a harmful PDF or font data file, either within an Email or on a website.

The malicious files slightly execute malicious code on your phone’s operating system which permits hackers to take over your device and put it to use to get into your programs and look at the data, among other things.

But it’s not merely that – iOS 10 you also includes patches for 11 other critical security vulnerabilities, including an insect that permits programs to details from your Engagement book even if access to it is often revoked; a remote control code execution flaw in the web browser engine WebKit; and a susceptibility that permits attackers to remotely eavesdrop on FaceTime conversations.

And if you have any other Apple products besides an iPhone, you should probably take the time boost them too, as new patches have been released to fix eight critical security defects on the Apple View, 10 nasty bugs on the Apple TV and 16 security flaws afflicted macOS Sierra.

The best way to update your iOS device is to go to Settings > General > Software Update, though you can also plug your device into the computer, gain access to the iTunes Store and download the program to upgrade at a far more convenient time. Just make certain to make it soon.

Source: ibtimes.co.uk