iOS 9.3.4: Apple recommends all users install new security update immediately

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Apple has rolled out an important security update that it recommends all users install immediately.

The latest version – iOS 9.3.4 – patches a security vulnerability on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

According to Apple the new version fixes a memory corruption issue and is “recommended for all users”.

To install the new update on your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update, or alternatively connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your PC or Mac.

Unlike with previous versions, Apple has not released a beta version for iOS 9.3.4, which suggests the update may have been pushed out to fix an urgent issue.

The news of the release of iOS 9.3.4 comes at the same time Apple announced it will start paying out cash rewards to any hackers who can find security flaws in its software.

iOS 9.3.4

The Cupertino based firm is following other tech companies in offering what is know as a ‘bug bounty’ to anyone who can discover a vulnerability in its computer code.

Facebook and Google already offer similar programs, the aim of which is to reward people for coming forward so that any problems can be quickly fixed, rather than exploiting the flaw and selling the information elsewhere.

Apple also recently announced that users will soon be able to delete those annoying apps such as Music, Maps, Stocks and Podcasts, that come preloaded on the iPhone and iPad with the release of iOS 10.

Users can download a beta version of iOS 10 right now but this version is likely to be full of bugs.

Apple advises users wait until iOS 10 becomes officially available, with its release date set to be announced next month.

 

 

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