Apple update fixes 46 iPhone security vulnerabilities

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

To some fanfare, Apple has released the latest version of its iPhone operating system to an eagerly-awaiting world.

Existing iPhone users can update their operating system via iTunes to version 3.0, and take advantage of a number of longed-for new features such as cut-and-paste, and a landscape virtual keyboard.

What’s most interesting to us, however, is that Apple has also included a number of important security patches inside this update, making it important for users to patch as quickly as possible.

According to an advisory on Apple’s website, iPhone OS 3.0 patches 46 vulnerabilities, including some that could potentially allow hackers to run malicious code on a user’s iPhone if they visited a booby-trapped website or viewed a…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.