Friday, August 26, 2016

URGENT: Yeah, you really need to update your iPhone

The good news is that I haven't heard of mass attacks (yet) using these attacks.  The bad news is that it typically doesn't take long for those to start once the Bad Guys know that something is possible.

The attack sends a web link to a page that contains malware.  This malware is unpleasant - it's the first remote jailbreak exploit, so it basically takes total control of you iDevice.

In your iPhone (and iPad), click the "Settings" app, then "General" then "Updates" and select "Check for updates".  You want iOS 9.3.5.  I'm not sure if this applies to iPads as well but recommend that you check.

Like I said, I expect there's a Bad Moon rising.  We'll likely see mass exploitation of this in a few days.


R.K. Brumbelow said...

It is for any ios device with any always on connection capable of receiving a text message, so all of them that are not wifi only.

SiGraybeard said...

Thanks, bro'.

I actually checked my update status yesterday and it said I was running the latest version, 9.3.4. Update is downloading now.

Old NFO said...

Downloaded that update yesterday, thanks! They want to be able to hack IOS as easily as they hack Android... sigh

Comrade Misfit said...

I downloaded that as soon as I saw the first report.

(I'm in favor of taking a few of these malware guys and mounting their heads on pikes.)

drjim said...

I'll have my wife check hers.

Ruth said...

Yah, for some reason Its not pushing through the way the updates usually do. I had to force it to check too.