Apple updates iOS to version 9.0.2, correcting unauthorized access without a PIN

Last week it was discovered that a new iOS 9 flaw could allow strangers access to a device without having the PIN. While some claimed it was a hoax involving clever use of the new more responsive Touch ID sensor, the threat was indeed genuine, as Apple has now released an update that fixes the issue.

According to Apple's support page, they have pushed a new update for iOS devices that puts iOS at version 9.0.2. The latest update fixes some bugs and also improves stability for Podcasts, while at the same time eliminating the security flaw allowing unauthorized access. The full details of the update are listed below.

  • Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage
  • Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users
  • Resolves an issue where an iCloud Backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup
  • Fixes an issue where the screen could incorrectly rotate when receiving notifications
  • Improves the stability of Podcasts

If you own an Apple iOS device, it is recommended to update to the latest version of iOS by updating OTA or connecting your device to iTunes.

Source: Apple 1, 2

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