Malicious JPEGs Are Out To Get Your iPhone

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On Monday Apple released a critical security patch for iOS 10.1, and if you don’t have it yet you need to get it ASAP because malicious JPEGs are out to get your iPhone.

 

Dolphin Virus

 

According to Apple’s own announcement about the CoreGraphics update included in the 10.1 patch:

Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Yes, you read that right: the user only has to view a malicious JPEG file, not download it. Apple reports that the exploit can affect iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation and later.

Head over to Threatpost for a full rundown on all the security issues addressed in the 10.1 update.

 

Bottom Line: install the 10.1 update TODAY!

 

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