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14 / 12 / 2016

There Are More Reasons to Update the iOS

Almost every week we get a notification that contains a list of awesome updates for iOS. New iOS 10.2 Public Beta 3 introduces such new features as TV app (for the US only) and more than 100 new emojis.

Of course, the reason for this update is not just to deliver new emojis. Mostly all updates come with security fixes, and this time the reasons for a new update are security fixes of the Find My iPhone feature and lock screen holes.

What Are the Holes?

According to Apple’s own description of the holes, this update delivers more serious fixes than it might seem. Here are some of them:

  • CVE-2016-7664. A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos and contacts from the lock screen.

  • CVE-2016-7601. The device may not lock the screen after the idle timeout.

  • CVE-2016-7653. A user may be able to view photos and contacts from the lock screen.

  • CVE-2016-4781. A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to unlock the device.

  • CVE-2016-7597. A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to keep the device unlocked.

What Is the Find My Mac Security Issue?

The bug is described in an official 10.2 update as a bug that allows an attacker with an unlocked device to disable the Find My iPhone feature.

As a description says:  “A state management issue existed in the handling of authentication information. This issue was addressed through improved storage of account information.”

MacKeeper Advisory:

Update your iOS device as soon as possible:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

  2. Press “Install Now” and Agree with the Terms and Conditions.

  3. Make sure that the iPhone is charged no less than 50%.