Apple Fixes More Than 100 Security Flaws with the Latest iOS 9 update
Apple has just issues a security update for iOS 9 that fixes over 100 security vulnerabilities in the latest mobile operating system. These include more than 30 flaws in WebKit alone, which is a Web browser engine for Safari, App Store, and other iOS, OS X and Linux applications.
For example, Apple addressed memory corruption issues existed in WebKit through improved memory handling. The vulnerabilities were so severe that they could have enabled an attacker to carry out an arbitrary code execution that would display content on a malicious website with a URL from a different site.
In addition, the Cupertino-based tech company fixed a security hole in Kernel that could enable a local user to to launch denial of service attacks on targeted TCP connections without knowing the correct sequence number.
Another issue now fixed was related to Apple Pay that could allow a hacker to retrieve recent transaction information through the transaction log functionality.
Apple has also issued patch for a malicious Game Center application that may be able to access a player’s email address. Further, one flaw that has been fixed had made it possible for an attacker can send an email that appears to come from a contact in the recipient’s address book.
For a full list of fixes, see Apple’s security updates page.
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