Old iPhones and iPads stuck on iOS 12 get a patch for a serious security hole

Sep 1, 2022

Apple is releasing a rare security update for older iPhones and iPads stuck on iOS 12, an operating system that received its last security update nearly a year ago. The iOS 12.5.6 update patches a single “actively exploited” WebKit bug that could allow arbitrary code execution if a user encounters “maliciously crafted web content” on their device. iOS 12.5.6 is available for all devices that can run iOS 12 but can’t be updated to a newer release of iOS or iPadOS. That list includes the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the original iPad Air, the iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3…  Read more

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