Apple starts rolling out a new patch update for both iOS 10 as well as MacOS. Users of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and macOS computers are advised to download the new update at the earliest to avoid falling prey to hackers.
The latest update for Apple devices fixes the nasty Wi-Fi bug, commonly referred to as ‘Broadpwn’. Now, this bug essentially allows the hacker to execute an arbitrary code, thereby taking full control over your device via Wi-Fi chips integrated within the device’s primary central processing unit. A hacker can exploit these devices as long as they are in range, according to security researcher Nitay Artenstein who first discovered this bug.
However, the latest Apple update for iOS and MacOS fixes the flaw. iPhone and iPad users can head over to the Settings menu and tap on General. Once you’re there, just click on the option ‘Software Update’, clicking on which should show up a prompt to install the latest iOS 10.3.3 update. For Mac users, just head over to the App Store and click on the Updates tab. Once there, it should prompt the installation of MacOS High Sierra 10.12.6.
Hence, we’d advise our readers to make sure they install the latest iOS 10.3.3 and MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 update. As companies usually announce new updates to fix some of the glaring issues found in older versions of the OS.
The iOS 10.3.3 update is likely the last update that Apple might release for its iOS 10 series. As the company now prepares the rollout of its next major release, iOS 11, which it plans to announce this fall alongside the much-anticipated unveiling of the tenth anniversary iPhone.
To recall, the same vulnerability was also found on Google’s Android OS as well. However, the company rolled out a fix for the same earlier this month.