Apple just fixed a serious security flaw.

By Alex Fitzpatrick / Time
August 25, 2016
Alejandro Escamilla

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Got an iPhone? Update it. Right now. This is not a drill.

Why the urgency? Apple on Thursday released a patch fixing a previously unknown security flaw that can give hackers complete access to a targeted iPhone. That is a Very Bad Thing.

Software exploiting that vulnerability was found “targeting an activist’s iPhone in the Middle East,” the Associated Pressreports. Once a flaw like that is out there, it’s only a matter of time before other hackers start using it. So be proactive and patch up your phone before they have the chance.


To update your iPhone, open Settings, then General, then Software Update, then “Install.” (iOS 9.3.5 is the version you want.)