iPhone: this flaw makes it possible to hack the smartphone, quickly install the update iOS 15.0.2

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IPhones are victims of a serious security breach. Thanks to this flaw, an attacker can hack a user's smartphone remotely. To protect itself, Apple recommends installing the update to iOS 15.0.2 urgently. We explain how to do it. 

Apple has just identified a serious security update in its iPhone and iPad. Entitled IOMobileFrameBuffer, the security breach could allow a hacker to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges” on a remote device, the company announces on its website. Concretely, this security flaw can leave an attacker take full control of a terminal.

After investigation, Apple assures that the security breach could have been exploited by a hacker. To protect your iPad or iPhone, the manufacturer encourages you to install the update to iOS 15.0.2 as soon as possible. The update contains a fix that prevents attackers from exploiting the vulnerability.

How to install iOS 15.0.2 update on iPhone and iPad?

The Cupertino giant has just launched the deployment of the firmware on all compatible devices, namely all iPhones since the 6S, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPads released since the 5th generation, iPad Mini since the fourth version and iPod touch since the 7th generation. The update should already be available on your terminal. To install it, follow the maneuver below:

  • Open the application Settings from your iPhone / iPad
  • Go to General
  • Then press Software update
  • Then click on Installer

Before installing the update on your iPhone or iPad, you will be advised to back up all data stored on iCloud. Also make sure you have 50% remaining battery before installing the update on your device.

Finally, note that the update also includes fixes for several bugs. It fixes a bug preventing AirTags or certain objects from appearing in the Locate app, a CarPlay malfunction that blocked audio applications, or even the deletion of photos received in the Photo app once the conversation has been deleted.

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