Millions of iPhone owners are being urged to act “now” or risk costly consequences

CYBER-EXPERTS urgently warn millions of iPhone owners.

Anyone with an iPhone is urged to check their phone for a new software update and install it as soon as possible.

Millions of iPhone models require a software update to stay secure

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Millions of iPhone models require a software update to stay secureCredit: apple

The update includes an important security fix designed to prevent hackers from exploiting a “hole” in iPhone defenses.

“Apple has announced that it is aware that threat actors are actively exploiting the vulnerability,” wrote Malwarebytes Lab cyber expert Pieter Arntz.

“The bug was found in WebKit, Apple’s web rendering engine. In other words, WebKit is the browser engine that powers Safari and other apps.”

iPhone owners will now be prompted to install either the iOS 16.1.2 or iOS 16.2 updates.

To do this, just go to Settings > General > Software update and follow the instructions.

Cyber ​​experts say the current vulnerability could allow hackers to run code on your iPhone.

This potentially allows them to take control of the device — and even spy on you.

Apple says the vulnerability may have been actively exploited by hackers.

This means that some iPhone owners may have already fallen victim to an attack.

It is not publicly known who was responsible, but cyber experts believe that sophisticated attackers are behind the “exploitation”.

“Another clue was given when Apple revealed that security researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group, which investigates nation-state-sponsored spyware, hacking and cyberattacks, discovered and reported the WebKit flaw,” Pieter noted.

“That might give you an idea of ​​who used the exploit in the wild.”

If you have a qualifying iPhone, you should update your device immediately.

Here is a list of all supported devices:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14Plus
  • iPhone 14 pro
  • iPhone 14 pro max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro max
  • iphone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 pro
  • iPhone 12 pro max
  • iphone 11
  • iPhone 11 pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)

If your iPhone is too old to update, consider upgrading.

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