One way you can tell how serious a cyberattack, data breach or other IT incident was is by looking at when it’s announced to the public. If it’s timed to avoid headlines, you know it’s pretty bad. So when Apple announced a flaw in its products on a Friday evening, the general thinking was, “Yikes.”
Most reports of mobile security threats center around Android viruses or other threats targeting Google’s smartphone and tablet platform. But that doesn’t mean Apple’s iOS is immune from attacks.
Apple recently unveiled iOS 7, its latest update to the mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. The update features a new interface, plus some changes that should make IT managers happy.
If your company issues iPhones and iPads to users — or if they use their own as part of a BYOD program — make sure they’ve installed an important iOS update. The update to iOS 6.1 adds some key new features and fixes a few security vulnerabilities.