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Security Update: Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to Address Over 20 Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 08:21

Reason

Security Update

Impact

iOS 6.1 users.

WHAT HAPPENED?
 
Apple released iOS 6.1 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 About the Security Content of iOS 6.1 Software Update.
 
 
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Out of date iOS could potentially late to an unauthorized individual to take control of your device.
 
 
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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