Apple has pushed out an urgent software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users which fixes a number of critical security flaws.
iOS 10.2.1 is now available to users worldwide and includes a number of critical patches and security updates.
Apple says the update fixes 13 flaws that could be exploited by hackers to access your personal information and take control of your device.
Apple says the security flaws are in the kernel, WiFi and Safari.
iOS 10.2.1 is available on the iPhone 5 and later, 4th gen iPads or later and 6th gen iPod Touch or later.
Security fixes in software updates are of course nothing new and are often rolled out after being uncovered by security researchers.
However, the latest update released by Apple is hugely significant as it protects against hackers potentially being able to take control of your device without your knowledge.
“An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” read a statement on Apple’s website.
Fortunately, Apple says there is no evidence yet to suggest any of the flaws have been exploited by hackers.
In addition to the update to iOS, Apple has also released an update to macOS that also includes a number of security fixes and stability improvements.
The update is also expected to fix a number battery issues that have affected some of the 2016 MacBook Pros.
Before you install any software update you might want to make sure you take make a backup.
To update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch go to: Settings > General > Software Update.
Updates can also be installed by connecting your device to your computer an opening iTunes.
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