Apple iOS 15.0.2 is here; check what’s up with the new update

Updated on Oct 12, 2021 03:50 PM IST  |  46.2K
   
Apple iOS 15.0.2 is here; check what’s up with the new update
Apple iOS 15.0.2 is here; check what’s up with the new update
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You should update your iOS devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad as quickly as possible. The tech giant has released the version 2 of the iOS 15 and it is advising each and every user to update their devices as soon as they can because they have discovered a zero day vulnerability that is affecting several Apple smartphones and tablets. This is an active exploitation by hackers. 

On Monday Apple released the new update iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 and announced that the vulnerability by hackers is going to affect a list of devices that include the iPad mini 4 and later, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 2 and later, iPhone 6s and later and 7th generation iPod. 

Apple iOS 15.0.2 is here; check what’s up with the new update

Active Exploitation by hackers: Bug inside the devices

The company said that a bug named IOMobileFrameBuffer is inside the devices and if the hackers are able to exploit it properly, they can execute the arbitrary code with kernel privileges on any Apple device. This means that the hackers can hijack the devices and can do anything they want. They can even steal your data or inject malware. 

During the announcement, Apple said that an anonymous researcher had discovered the zero day; however, the unknown person has not provided much details about it such as the target audience or how it was discovered. The designation given to this is CVE-2021-30883.

However, it is not clear that the security flaw is watching several devices being exploited and you should not wait to find it out. You should hurry up and update your devices, failing to which your online security and data will be compromised. 

This is the 17th zero patch made to the Apple products this year, and the previous zero patch came in September when Apple had made an announcement for an emergency security update. According to reports, the vulnerability in September had infiltrated 1.65 billion devices via spyware for months. For more tech related news subscribe to our YouTube Channel if you haven’t done it yet. 

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