iOS Bug Makes Your Devices Very Vulnerable
31 August, 2016 | Mobile / Apps
Apple may already have their hands full with Ireland and taxes, but two vulnerabilities have also come to light this week that may affect your Apple devices.
First, a security bug has been uncovered that could let anyone break into your iOS devices in just one tap.
Apple has urged its users to update their phones to the latest version of iOS which includes the security patch.
Apple has said that they issued the update as soon as the security hole was discovered. They reported that the problem took advantage of three different weaknesses in the operating system which combined allowed people to take control of the iOS device.
Your iPhone should be running iOS 9.3.5 which is the latest version of the software.
To check you are running the latest software, just go to:
Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install
The iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’
Second, is the ‘Touch Disease’ which is affecting iPhone 6 users.
If you have seen a flicking grey bar at the top of your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus you may be victim to a very serious problem.
The problem causes iPhone 6 devices to display a grey bar at the top of the screen and makes the touchscreen completely inoperable (as if it has frozen).
At this time, there are only temporary fixes to this issue but after a while the phone will become completely unusable.
The problem isn’t with the screen; it’s with the Touch IC chip inside the phone which means not even Apple’s Geniuses are equipped to fix the issue.
Now, affected iPhone users have filed a lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, claiming that Apple had kept a fault with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models a secret and subsequently declined to fix it.
Nothing has come of this yet but it will be interesting to see how Apple is planning to deal with this iPhone killing bug.
Hopefully, they will have fixed this issue in the iPhone 7 which is set to be unveiled next week!