Earlier this week, Apple backported fixes for a security flaw to older iPhone and iPad models. The issue concerns a type confusion bug in the WebKit browser engine that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

This issue was originally addressed by Apple with updates released on 13th February 2023, after an anonymous researcher reported the bug. Apple issued a statement confirming it was aware of a report that the flaw may have been actively exploited.

The exact nature of the issue isn’t currently known, but Apple’s usual procedure of withholding technical specifics has been deployed as it helps prevent further targeting susceptible devices.

The update is available in versions iOS 15.7.4 and iPadOS 15.7.4 for iPhone 6s (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).

This warning comes on the back Apple launching a number of iOS updates with bug fixes.

At Trichromic we advise our customers to keep the security protocols on all their devices up to date – it really is the best way to protect them. Check out the screenshots below if you aren’t sure how to do this:

If you are concerned about this (or any other) IT security issue, please call one of or team on 020 3327 0310

You can also check our website https://www.trichromic.co.uk/ for advice.