iOS 10.3.3 includes important security update that you need to install NOW

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Apple has released iOS 10.3.3, a new update for its mobile operating system, which fixes a vulnerability that let hackers take control of your iPhone or iPad via WiFi.

A bug in the Broadcom WiFi chip meant that hackers could potentially take over your device and access your data remotely.

The bug is codenamed CVE-2017-9417 and affects a number of Broadcom chips including models BCM4354, 4358, and 4359.

It was first reported in an Android security bulletin and revealed that the issue affects many leading smartphones which use the Broadcom chips. As well as Apple, handsets from Samsung, HTC, LG and Google are all affected.

While Google has already patched the vulnerability, users will have to wait for their respective smartphone manufacturers to roll out their versions of the update.

iOS 10.3.3

Meanwhile, Apple has patched the bug in the release of iOS 10.3.3.

Apple say the new update “includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad”.

The update is available for iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod touch 6th generation and later.

To update your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General > Software Update

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