iPhones and iPads
Date Posted: Mar 31, 2014

Ensure Operating System for iPhones and iPads is up to date

Recently, a significant bug has been found in Apple’s iOS, the operating system for iPhones and iPads. 

The bug affects SSL/TLS connections to secure internet sites and makes it possible for a user’s internet session to be spied on and any IDs and passwords, used for remote logon to systems and websites, to be captured.  This could be particularly dangerous to users that access secure services, from an iPad or iPhone, such as internet banking.

Apple has reacted by issuing a patch to close the vulnerability. The information published about this patch is found here:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6147.

Users must have iOS 7.0.6 version or newer to be protected.

To verify your installed version, on your iPad or iPhone go to: Settings > General > About > and look for the ‘Version’ Field

If that field does not display either 7.0.6 or newer then your device is out of date and should be upgraded as soon as possible.

To perform the software update go to: Settings > General > Software Update

Please note, that the update can only be performed if your device is connected to the internet. 

If you have any issues with the update process you can refer to more detailed instructions from Apple’s website, found here:  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4623.

If your iPhone/iPad is for personal use only and you require further assistance please contact your service provider.

 

Hardware

Operating System

iPhone 4 and newer

iOS 7.0.6

iPad 2 and newer

iOS 7.0.6

iPhone 3GS

iOS 6.1.6

iPod Touch (4th Generation)

iOS 6.1.6

Mac (running OSX)

10.9.2

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