Few researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident’s phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking. Therefore, Apple issued a patch on Thursday, 25th Aug to fix a dangerous security hole in iPhones and iPads. Apple also recommended to iPhone and iPad users to download the newest iOS update for your device.
If you will not update your device and receive any iMessage or e-mail which contains a bad *.tiff image file, there are lot of possibilities to give access of your device to hackers by making a single tap and they can easily access your private data as well as passwords.Reportedly Lab researchers found that the attack on the dissident, Ahmed Mansoor, used a text message that invited him to click on a web link. Instead of clicking, he forwarded the message to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab. They found the link would have installed a program and a single tap on link can affect your device.
iPhone and iPad Devices should prompt users to install the updates. If you are not getting it, you can install manually by choosing any one method from below-
Update your device wirelessly :
- Plug your device into power and connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
- Go to ‘Settings’
- Tap on ‘General’
- Tap on ‘Software Update’
- Now tap Download and Install the update.
Note: If a message asks to temporarily remove apps because iOS needs more space for the update, tap Continue. Later, iOS will reinstall apps that it removed. If you tap Cancel, update many fail in mid or will show a message of less memory.
Update your device using iTunes
- Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
- Now connect your device to your computer.
- Open iTunes and select your device.
- Click ‘Summary’.
- Click ‘Check for Update.’
- Click ‘Download and Update.’
We would like to advice to create a backup of your device using iCloud or iTunes before getting updating your device.