Over 40 security fixes for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in iOS 4.2

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yesterday, Apple pushed out the much anticipated update to its mobile operating system – iOS 4.2.

Although most of the headlines have focused on new functionality Apple has introduced, such as bringing folders and multi-tasking to the iPad, there’s a much more important reason why you should be considering updating your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad:

Security.

According to an Apple knowledgebase article, iOS 4.2 includes more than 40 security fixes designed to better protect iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users.

It’s critical that users of Apple’s popular gadgets update their operating system as soon as possible. Fixes included in the iOS 4.2 update include patches for the web browser. Without these users could be at risk when they visit booby-trapped websites – code embedded on the website could cause iOS applications to crash, or even plant and run malicious code…

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.

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