iOS 16.3.1: iPhone and iPad update that fixed more bugs than listed
Delhi : A list of vulnerabilities found in the most recent iOS software was just published by Apple. Apple's operating systems include a high-risk vulnerability that might be used against majority of its products. The Cupertino-based tech behemoth quickly released an update that closed these flaws.
The CVE-2023-23514, CVE-2023-23522, and CVE-2023-23529 vulnerabilities impacted Apple macOS Ventura versions previous to 13.2.1 as well as iOS and iPadOS versions prior to iOS 16.3.1. Apple iPhone 8 and after, iPad Pro all models, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later were all on the list of impacted devices. Apple really patched a lot more flaws than originally believed, it has been revealed.
Recently, Aaron, an AppleDB contributor, announced on Twitter that Apple has issued three more Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) for iOS 16.3, in addition to three new CVEs for iOS 16.3.1. A "maliciously created certificate" that might be used to launch a DoS attack was also corrected by the corporation. Apple patched three vulnerabilities in iOS 16.3, including one that allowed threat actors to view any files as root and two others. The IT behemoth has not provided an explanation for why these vulnerabilities were not previously disclosed.
How to safeguard your gadgets
Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a cybersecurity watchdog, claims that hackers are actively utilising these vulnerabilities. Users are advised to swiftly apply the most recent software updates. Apple often publishes updates that improve security protocols, address vulnerabilities, and add new features. Thus, it is crucial to update to the most recent software version right away if your iPhone or iPad is using the same firmware as described above.