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Secure your iPad and iPhone against hacking: Apple announces security flaws currently exploited by hackers

Owners of Apple devices, especially iPhones, iPads, or Mac computers are strongly advised to update their device as soon as possible to prevent unauthorised access by cybercriminals. 

Apple has released emergency updates for two ‘zero-day’ bugs that are currently being exploited by hackers.

The first bug can allow a cybercriminal to place malware on your device simply by having the device-user do nothing more than open a booby-trapped website.  The second bug can allow someone to gain administrator-level control of your device by taking over the operating system.

To secure your iPhone or iPad, access the ‘General’ section of the Device Settings and select ‘Software Update’.  For computers, access ‘About This Mac’ in the Apple Menu and select ‘Software ‘Update’.  We would also recommend that you apply updates for all Apple software, such as iPods and watches.

For further information about the updates, please visit the Apple website:



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