High Priority Alert: Apple has a new major security flaw – update your software now!

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High Priority Alert: Apple has a new major security flaw – update your software now!

If you have an Apple product, you will need to run a software update ASAP. This new update addresses newly discovered vulnerabilities where cyber attacks on your Apple machines can and will attack you remotely to gain access to your computer system or steal your information such as your online banking details.

The security updates cover a range of Apple products including:

  • iOS mobile operating system – iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch
  • watchOS mobile operating system – Apple Watch
  • tvOS operating system – Apple TV digital media player
  • Safari web browser
  • macOS Sierra desktop and server operating system

If you do not update your software, these vulnerabilities will leave your Apple devices open with a major security flaw. Attacks to your Mac and other Apple products can be infected in many ways such as malware (malicious software) such as computer viruses which can monitor your activities on your computer and even stop these computing devices from even operating.

In the past, the BankVault Team has discovered that if your Apple device does not come up with an alert to update your software, that you will need to prompt your machine to find the update for you.

How to do an Apple Software Update

If you are an Mac user, please update your software immediately. To do this, go to the App Store –> Updates –> install Security Updates.

If you are yet to update the software on your iPhone or iPad, please update your software by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update.

Keep your Apple Watch on its charger until the update completes. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > Software Update. Download the update. If asked for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode, enter it.

On Apple TV, go to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.

 

For more information, visit the US-CERT (USA Computer Emergency Readiness Team) page for more details.