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Update your iPhones! Apple fixes two zero-days in iOS

Apple has released emergency security updates for iOS 17.1.2 and iPadOS 17.1.2 to patch for two zero-day vulnerabilities that may have been actively exploited.

Apple said both vulnerabilities were in the WebKit component, which is the engine that powers Safari browser on Macs as well as all browsers on iPhones and iPads. It is also the web browser engine used by Mail, App Store, and many other apps on macOS, iOS, and Linux.

The updates are available for the following:

  • iPhone XS and later
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and later
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPad 6th generation and later
  • iPad mini 5th generation and later.
  • macOS Sonoma 14.1.2
  • Safari 17.1.2.

The updates may already have reached you if you automatically update, but it doesn’t hurt to check if your device is at the latest update level.

If a Safari update is available for your device, you can get it by updating your iPhone or iPad or updating your Mac.

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Pieter Arntz

Malware Intelligence Researcher

Was a Microsoft MVP in consumer security for 12 years running. Can speak four languages. Smells of rich mahogany and leather-bound books.