February 16

Potential Apple Device Vulnerability Update

Recently, it was reported that some critical code related to the iOS for the Apple devices was leaked online by an anonymous source. The code leaked, known as iBoot, is responsible for proper loading of the iOS on Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.). Apple has since reported that the the code was used in iOS 9, an operating system that is three years old with seemingly low numbers of devices using it, and has since been replaced with its current iOS 11. Although Apple has claimed that the source code is outdated and doesn’t pose a threat to current iOS device users, the claim is not definitive and could potentially be a gateway for hackers to break into a person’s device and┬ádecrypt his/her data.
As a recommended cybersecurity practice, it is important to install the latest security updates on devices to protect them from cybersecurity vulnerabilities. And if your business allows employees to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work to access and connect with its secure network, it should be enforced that all devices (Apply, Samsung, etc.) be up-to-date with the latest security updates.

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