Apple users with certain older generations of iPhones, iPads and an iPod are being urged to install a new security update.
In a Jan. 23 notice, Apple highlighted the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability picked up by Google’s Threat Analysis Group.
The tech giant said that processing “maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.”
“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS released before iOS 15.1,” it said.
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Now, the iOS 12.5.7 update is available for affected devices.
Those devices include the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.
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Two updates were announced in December: iOS 15.7.2 and iPadOS 15.7.2.
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Apple previously said that those updates to address the issue were available for all iPhone 6 models, all iPhone 7 models, the first generation iPhone SE, all models of the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later and the seventh generation iPod Touch.
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To install the update on an iPhone, go to Settings, click General and then select Software Update.