iPhone users who haven't updated to the latest version of iOS - released just today - will want to do so immediately. The update contains a patch for a very serious security vulnerability that allows your iPhone to be remotely jailbroken after simply clicking on a link. After jailbreaking your phone, remote hackers can install malware, steal your messages, and activate your microphone, among other things.

As long as you're running iOS 9.3.5 or the latest version of the iOS 10 beta, you should be good. If you're unsure of what you're running, go into settings and click the update button just to be safe.


This is one of the more serious vulnerabilities to hit iOS. The link shows up in a simple text message and the results from clicking it can be catastrophic. Not only is it important to make sure you're always up to date with your OS, but exercise general caution, especially when contacted by a number you don't recognize.

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