Apple issues urgent security announcement with latest iPhone update

Apple unveiled its latest iPhone operating system Monday, which the company said cleans up bugs from its previous update, released just one month ago.

The iOS 16.1 update, which is available for models dating back to the iPhone 8, includes nearly two dozen security fixes, including one that addresses a previously unknown vulnerability that was susceptible to attacks.

“An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” which “may have been actively exploited” by hackers, Apple warned in a Monday security advisory.

Apple has issued a security alert to all iPhone users: update your handset as soon as possible.
Apple's iOS 16.1 was introduced on Monday.
Apple’s iOS 16.1, which fixed major previous bugs prone to hackers, was introduced Monday.

“Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security,” the company said.

The new update also allows up six people to collaborate on the iCloud shared photo library, gives iPhone users access to Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch and allows users to charge their phone using lower carbon emission electricity, according to the company.


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