As more and more people starting using mobile devices, more hackers will try to access these devices in order to steal the valuable data that is stored on them or just to wreck plain old havoc. Apple, being one of the popular phone options, as well as tablet, and computers is no stranger to security vulnerabilities.
The most recent vulnerability daubed CVE-2017-6975 was the latest to get patched up. This vulnerability allowed an attacker that is within range to execute on the Wi-Fi chip using stack buffer overflow technique, this then allows the attacker to execute malicious code on the device’s Wi-Fi chip.
Apple has not yet provided any technical details on the flaw or what caused it, but they urged anyone with any Apple devices such as Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to update their devices.
Apple addressed the vulnerability by improving the input validation. Thus making the attacker have to validate before being able to execute a stack buffer overflow.
The iOS 10.3.1 update is available for the iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation and later.
I should mention that iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C were Apple’s last iPhone handsets to have a 32-bit processor with Apple A6 system on a chip. Anything later than the iPhone 5s should not be effected since it has a 64- bit processor.
Yet always air on the side of caution and keep all your devices as updated as possible.