Apple releases a new update for its older iPhones
The countdown for Apple to present its new iPhone 14 has already started. However, the company is immersed in the update of its older iPhone due to the vulnerability in iOS that continues to be actively exploited.
It will be next Wednesday, September 7, when the company presents its latest developments, among which the long-awaited iPhone 14 is expected. Although it is expected that there will be many other developments at this event, such as the Apple Watch Series 8, the truth is that the debut of its new smartphone is creating great expectation.
With its sights already set on this presentation that will take place at Apple Park, the company is also dedicating great efforts to solving critical security flaw detected on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-32893 (CVSS: 8.8), is an issue affecting WebKit that could lead to arbitrary code execution when processing maliciously crafted web content.
From Apple they have announced that they have solved the error by improving the verification of limits and launching on Wednesday a new update of iOS 12.5.6 available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPod touch (6th generation).
Apple urges its users to update their devices
This latest security patch release comes weeks after two bugs were fixed in iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, macOS 12.5.1, and Safari 15.6.1 as part of the updates published last August 18.
As recognized in a statement“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” though details about the nature of the attacks are unknown.
Given the continuity of these cyberattacks and the threat they pose to users, Apple insists on the importance of iOS devices older ones are updated as soon as possible. Only in this way can possible threats be mitigated and they will remain protected.