Often, software updates feel akin to a well-intentioned but unwanted visit from the family dentist. And yet, in this case, the dreaded drill (or, should we say, download) is absolutely necessary. Any hesitation might leave your device as vulnerable as a window left open in a storm.
So, what’s in the goodie bag this time, you might ask? The primary fix, albeit masked in the mysterious lingo of ‘improving system security’, addresses an insidious little bug that could potentially enable an app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. In layman’s terms, this means that the wrong people could get their hands on the steering wheel of your device if left unaddressed.
In layman’s terms, this means that the wrong people could get their hands on the steering wheel of your device if left unaddressed.
While the vague announcement may seem like a nod and wink between tech gurus, it is, in reality, a critical step towards solidifying your device’s defence mechanism against those who seek to misuse it.
To install the update, simply head over to the ‘Settings’ app, then ‘General’ and ‘Software Update’. Here, your digital guardian awaits, ready to further harden the defenses of your device.
So, iOS users, remember this: the life of your device could well depend on whether you let it swallow this little digital pill. Better safe than sorry, we say. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to enjoy the safer side of the digital sphere with a side of tech savvy flair, as we know you will too.