The update fixes a potential active exploitable zero-click, zero-day security flaw.
In the days leading up to its September “Wonderlust” event, Apple published iOS 16.6.1 on Thursday. You should update your iPhone right now, even if some people might decide to wait until iOS 17 is released, which could happen a few days after Apple’s presentation. Two security flaws that might be actively exploited, including a zero-day exploit, are fixed by the update.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update, select Install Now, and then follow the on-screen instructions to download the update.
According to Apple, this iOS version fixes two problems that might be actively exploited.
In the Wallet app, there is a problem. Apple warned that an attachment created with malicious intent could execute arbitrary code. According to the IT services firm Okta, this implies a third party could steal your data or access your device for other nefarious purposes.
According to Apple, the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of the University of Toronto assisted in identifying this problem. The university described this problem as a zero-click, zero-day attack and said that a user “employed by a Washington, DC-based civil society organisation with international offices” discovered the vulnerability on their device.
Everyone was also urged by the school to update their gadgets right away.
The iOS infrastructure that enables programmes to read and write many picture formats on your iPhone, picture I/O, has a second problem. Apple stated that arbitrary code execution may also result from a maliciously designed picture in this situation.
For more Apple news, see what to anticipate at the Wonderlust event, the most recent iPhone 15 rumours, and the anticipated release date for iOS 17.