Here’s Why You Need To Update Your Apple Devices Right Away

Don't sit on this update!

Wasn’t it just the other day you were updating your iPhone’s iOS? Well, guess what? It’s time to update all of your Apple products again.

The new iOS 10.2.1 was recently released, and most of the fixes are for security reasons.

Top-level hackers working for Google’s Project Zero found these vulnerabilities and told Apple about them. Over a dozen security issues were brought up.

A couple of issues involved the use of malicious apps that could “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” which is a fancy way of saying hackers could take complete control of your device.

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“It can add files, delete files, or execute any actions,” JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, told Wired. “Want to record conversations and forward them to someone else? It can do that. Want to install additional malicious software? It can do that. Want to uninstall programs on the affected phone? It can do that. Want to hide these actions, programs and files from the user? It can do that too.”

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