Apple releases iOS 15.6.1 to fix zero-day exploits

Apple is asking users to immediately update their devices to iOS 15.6.1 as this fixes two major zero-day security exploits which can be used to attack iPhone and iPad users.

A zero-day exploit is one about which even the software developer is not aware. According to Apple’s update for the security update, it is aware that these security vulnerabilities might have been exploited by hackers.

The iOS 15.6.1 update patches two security holes affecting iPhone and iPad users.

Another security vulnerability CVE-2022-32893 affecting the WebKit engine was also addressed by the tech giant.

It could have allowed an application to execute some arbitrary code.

The update is currently available for those owning iPhone 6S or later, all iPad Pro variants, iPad gen 5th generation or later, iPad Mini 4 or later and the iPad touch (7th generation).

Coming to the Safari exploit termed CVE-2022-32893, Apple has patched a security problem affecting users on macOS Big Sur and mac OS Catalina.

Apple is urging everyone to update their devices to iOS 15.6.1 as soon as they can.  To do so, you need to open the ‘Settings’ app, head over to the ‘General’ section and tap on Software Update.’