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Apple updates iOS 11 in bid to fight security flaws

Meltdown and Spectre flaws have hit all major PCs, tablets and smartphones.
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Apple has released a new version of iOS 11 in a bid to mitigate against the worst effects of two major security flaws.

iOS 11.2.2 comes off the back of revelations that all Apple devices, as well as most products featuring Intel and ARM chips, are susceptible to attack via flaws known as Meltdown and Spectre.

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The update, available to download now, looks to address Spectre in particular, by making changes to Apple’s WebKit and Safari software.

Because both flaws are related to processors, Apple is unable to issue a complete fix for either.

It was revealed last week that Meltdown and Spectre target hardware in a bid to gain access to personal information and sensitive data.

In a note on its website, Apple said users could guard against attack by only downloading apps from official sources and not following suspicious website links.

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