If you have an Apple device, please read this important information about security updates.
iPhones and iPads
Numerous critical software vulnerabilities have been reported in the news over the past few days which affect Apple iPhone and iPad devices with some being actively exploited by hackers. This means that cybercriminals could remotely take over control of your device.
You may or may not be affected, but we strongly recommend that you take steps to help protect yourself and BU. Apple has released a software update that contains fixes for several security flaws.
If you are an iPhone or an iPad user, check your devices and software are up to date with the latest available updates applied. Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and choose Download and Install. The update available to you will depend on your device, either iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16 or iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1.
There is further information on how to update your device in the official guide from Apple.
iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis
There is also an update to Apple MacOS’s internet browser (Safari). The update helps improve the protection against cybercriminals utilising malicious weblinks or web content. If hackers are successful, they may retrieve sensitive user information or send additional malicious code to the victim’s device. You can find out how to check if an update is available to the MacOS version installed on your device in the Apple guide.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with the IT help desk by calling 01202 965515 or freephone 0808 196 2332.