With all the phishing scams circulating online, might as well give your iPhone some security boost.
Apple security update has been just released to protect your privacy and personal information on your iOs devices. Last Tuesday, an announcement from the Tech Giant why this update is important to your security.
The New Apple Security Update
Based on Apple’s research, they have discovered that multiple malicious vulnerabilities in the iOs software in both iPhones and iPads. They have also uncovered that those vulnerabilities have been exploited, actively. This means that there might some hackers who have been using these loopholes for their own agendas. However, the Tech Giant has said to be doing rough works on fixing the security breaching bugs.
They have suggested their users to update iPhone or iPad to iOS 14.4 or iPadOS 14.4, respectively. So, if a user has 6s or later, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad Mini 4 , or an iPod touch (7th generation), you may do a software upgrade.
As for the specifics of the effects of the vulnerability, there are two known results. The first is will allow a “malicious application […] to elevate privileges” (not good), while the second one might allow a hacker “to cause arbitrary code execution”. This means that any online banking transactions, location data, and device update will be opened and used.
So, users are highly recommended to do an Apple security update.
Apple’s new patent suggests one of the novel ways they plan to make their folding phone special is to use the variable geometry of the handset to take better pictures. It suggested that the foldable iPhone should have a camera on each half of the folding segments.
The giant smartphone manufacturer explained that this feature will allow its foldable iPhone to change the cameras’ angles when the user folds the smartphone. This means that if the iPhone can be bent 180 on each side, the smartphone can capture a 360 degrees image!
When the foldable iPhone is bent inwards and the camera was on the outside of the handset, the lenses will converge on the same object from two different sides, allowing Apple to take 3D images. On the other hand, Apple is expected to make its foldable device using flexible fabric.