“Alert: If You’re Not On iOS 9.3.1 – UPDATE NOW,” Arron Hirst reports for RazorianFly. “The urgency? … a newly discovered variant of the 1970 glitch that could result in your device becoming inoperable if you happen to be running any version of iOS prior to iOS 9.3.1, and connect to a known Wi-Fi network.”
“The issue revolves around a feature that has been present in Apple’s iOS operating system for sometime – that is, the ability for either an iPhone or iPad to connect to networks that you have personally connected to before, automatically,” Hirst reports. “This is in actual fact super handy, and prevents the need to enter security information for said networks each time you which to connect to them. But it also has a up-until-now undiscovered side-effect.”
Hirst reports, “That being: If someone were to name their Wi-Fi network the same as one of those networks for which your iPhone already trusts, drastic things can occur.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Don’t put it off. Update your iOS devices now.