Apple drops surprise iOS 17.1.2 update: why you need to update

In an unexpected turn of events, Apple released an urgent security update, iOS 17.1.2, on November 30, 2023. What’s so crucial about this update, you ask? This update patches two zero-day vulnerabilities that have been actively exploited in the wild. Yeah, that’s right, folks. We’re talking real-life cyberattacks here. The vulnerabilities, known as CVE-2023-42916 and CVE-2023-42917, affect WebKit, the engine running the Safari browser, and other web views across iOS. CVE-2023-4a2916 .stk-38cc3e5 .stk-block-text__text{font-size:17px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-38cc3e5 .stk-block-text__text{font-size:17px !important}}Safari vulnerability allows sensitive information access. Regular users need to update Safari to protect against potential exploitation. CVE-2023-42917 .stk-14c95da .stk-block-text__text{font-size:17px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-14c95da .stk-block-text__text{font-size:17px !important}}Safari vulnerability enables arbitrary code execution. Regular users should update Safari to prevent potential malicious code attacks. These vulnerabilities could potentially allow sensitive data disclosure or arbitrary code execution. That’s nerd talk for “your private information could be leaked, or someone could take over your device.” These vulnerabilities were reported to Apple by no one other than Cl√©ment Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group. Now, if a Google guy is helping Apple, you know it’s serious. The iOS 17.1.2 update, while not including any new features, fixes these vulnerabilities Image: KnowTechie Apple and security experts are sounding the alarm bells. They’re urging all users to update to iOS 17.1.2 immediately due to the active exploitation of the vulnerabilities. Representatives for Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In true Apple style, they’re keeping mum about the vulnerabilities until a fix is available. But don’t let that…Apple drops surprise iOS 17.1.2 update: why you need to update

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