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Security Update: Apple Releases iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 09:23

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Affects iPhone, iPad and iPod users.

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
 
Apple released iOS 6 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to address several vulnerabilities. The most severe vulnerability could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information.
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Apple Security Updates where Apple will post vulnerability details.
 
 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
 

  • iPhone 3GS and later,
  • iPod touch (4th generation) and later
  • iPad 2 and later

 
 
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
 
Out of date iOS could potentially be used to trick you into supplying sensitive information to a malicious web site that is designed to look like a legitimate site but is actually fake.
 
 
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
 
Update your software
 
1.   If you have a computer support coordinator (CSC), no action on your part is required.
 
2.   If you do not have a CSC or they do not support your iPhone, iPod and/or iPad, updates may be obtained through iTunes only.
 
Installation note:
 
Since the automatic update process may take up to a week depending on the day that iTunes checks for updates, Apple recommends you manually obtain the update via the "Check for Update" button within iTunes. After doing this, the update can be applied when your iPhone is docked to your computer.
 
 
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