Apple has managed to fix a number of serious security vulnerabilities with a new iOS update it just released. The iOS 13.5.1 build is being rolled out today, June 2nd, after recent news that the software could have enabled iPhone jailbreak attacks.
Users can now download the new version of the update via their device’s settings menu, as well as an improved variant of watchOS 6.2.6, iPadOS 13.5.1, and new editions of HomePod and Apple TV.
“This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple said in its notes for the new build, without giving any more details.
Latest iPhone Jailbreak Worked on iOS 11, iOS 12 and iOS 13
The release of the new update comes after the unveiling of the Unc0ver jailbreak tool the previous month, which affected lots of iPhone models, but also the 2020 iPad Pro devices.
Known for the notable hacking team that created it, Unc0ver enables iPhone users to evade Apple’s rigorous security systems on the types of software that can be installed on their device, as well as personalize their mobile phones to a greater degree than Apple normally allows.
The new jailbreak build allegedly worked on iPhones running any version of the company’s operating system, starting with the iOS 11 update and onwards, including the most recent iOS 13.5, which had only been released a few weeks ago.
Recent figures revealed by Apple showcase that 94 percent of iPhones are currently running on iOS 12 or iOS 13, which means that the jailbreak kit could have affected almost all of the tech giant’s phones in circulation.
We do not know if the new iOS 13.5.1 version fixes the 0day kernel flaw that was being exploited by the Unc0ver jailbreak build. Even though the accurate nature of the vulnerability is not yet known, such bugs could enable criminals to infect devices with malware and other harmful viruses.
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