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Install the latest version of iOS 9 (or iOS 10 beta) to keep your data secure

Earlier today Apple issued an urgent iPhone and iPad software update (iOS 9.3.5) that included a patch for a serious security vulnerability. And while the vast majority of iPhone owners are probably on iOS 9 right now — and should install that version right away — the sudden release left some uncertainty around iOS 10. Are developers and public beta testers running the preview version of Apple's next big software release at risk?

Not at all, according to the company, so long as you've got the latest beta installed. "The exploits are addressed in the latest iOS 10 seed," an Apple spokesperson told The Verge. That's either beta 7 if you're a developer or beta 6 if you're in the public test. Definitely update to that if you're running a previous iOS 10 beta seed.

The malware in question, which was detailed in a report from Citizen Lab and Lookout security, is a serious compromise that’s never been observed against iOS devices before. But you can guard your devices and your personal data against the latest security threat simply by heading to settings and hitting the update button.


iOS 10 public beta first look