Published May 20, 2019
The latest update from Apple has come, with a number of updates for a variety of products that address many security issues, some of them serious. While these updates, especially iOS 12.3, also add more new and exciting features that are sure to satisfy users, there are also new layers of security and fresh fixes in place behind the scenes to keep iPhone users safe. How to update the updates:
More than 40 separate errors were updated and fixed in this latest version of IOS, but users will not notice them behind all the new watches and wings added to the system. Of the 42 total errors listed in Apple's security report, 20 of them are connected to WebKit, the engine that allows the iPhone or iPad to surf the web. The shortages vary in severity from minor to large, with some of the potential exploits requiring little or no user input to trigger. In one case, a malicious video file was found to be able to start its own code simply thanks to the user who played the file; Other repairs involve closing doors that malware apps can use to cause problems.
macOS Mojave 1
These updates also apply to High Sierra (10.13) and Sierra (10.12). These new versions contain the many WebKit solutions available on iOS, as the frames are shared across platforms, but also address 20 MacOS-specific security issues. Most of these are low-to-medium prioritized corrections, but several serious errors may have given hackers the opportunity to get a high system access through relatively simple means. These updates are worth downloading for their WebKit content alone, but all rights are undoubtedly necessary.
tvOS, watchOS, Safari and Apple TV
All four of these products also received updates in the last round; Many of these addressed the same webkit vulnerabilities that were corrected above. Some devices or OS-specific errors were also patched in these versions so that Apple TV and Apple Watch users should investigate their settings as soon as possible to trigger the update.
With new threats and zero-day effects occurring all the time, Apple continues to face an ongoing battle to keep the platforms secure. The developers have done their jobs – now is the time to do it. Don't forget to connect your devices and update as soon as you can.