And in a blog post the company added: “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Although it sounds hugely worrying, it seems that hackers haven’t tried to strike a large number of users with the attacks thought to be highly targeted.
However, if you do have an iPhone in your pocket then it’s wise to head to Settings > General > Software Update and tap to download the latest patch.
Speaking about the issue Jake Moore, Cybersecurity Specialist at ESET, said :“iPhones are constantly targeted in experimental, laboratory condition attacks and with enough money and time behind each attempt, it’s then a race against time for Apple to patch before the flaw is properly exploited. These rare but powerful hacks can be extremely intrusive and those targeted will be left with little they can do to stop them.
“The importance of regularly updating devices has never been more greater, and each update must be taken seriously even if more than one has been pushed out in quick succession. These updates usually patch far more serious bugs than Apple make out.”