Apple has released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates for iPhone and iPad devices. This update contains major fixes specifically for security issues. Users are also encouraged to update their devices to the iOS version immediately. The reason is that this update also fixes a security hole that was mentioned a lot a few weeks ago.
The security powerlessness was found within the Safari browser application. The gap can spill different data stored in it, such as browsing activities, Google account information entered into websites visited, and so on. This lack of defense was found by cybersecurity analyst FingerprintJS. In a report, it claimed that different websites visited through Safari could exploit a vulnerability within the framework called “IndexedDB“.
In a nutshell, as mentioned earlier, the Safari browser’s system is responsible for storing the various browsing history and Google data entered on the websites you visit. As this has to do with users’ online activities and stored data, users are encouraged to update their iPhones as soon as iOS 15.3 is available on their devices.
iPadOS and watchOS also get the updates
In expansion to iOS 15.3, Apple moreover discharged the iPadOS 15.3 upgrade for supported iPad gadgets (iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and above, iPad 5 and above, iPad 4 mini and above, iPod touch 7th generation and above), and watchOS 8.4 for different Apple smartwatches (Apple Watch Series 3 and above).
Upgrading iPadOS 15.3 can be done in the same way as on iPhone; and Apple Watch to watchOS 8.4 can be done through the Settings menu; or the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Like iOS 15.3, this iPadOS 15.3 and watchOS 8.4 upgrade is expecting to settle existing bugs and improve gadget performance.
iOS 15 illustration | Source : TechRepublic