Apple fixes more than 100 lethal bugs by pushing out a security update for iOS 9, sadly it won’t fix the infamous Error 53

Apple had been under the bug scanner for quite a while, thanks to security loopholes in Apple Pay and Safari. Now, taking a cue from all that, the company has fixed more than 100 such issues by sending out a security update on iOS 9.

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To start with, there were 30 flaws that were found in the WebKit, a browser engine that is employed by Safari. It meant that this loophole could have allowed shady websites to display virus filled content by using a URL from a different website. Not only this, a rather malicious security breach was detected in Apple Pay as well that could have easily given a window to hackers to access Apple Pay transactions.

This doesn’t stop here, another bug was recently reported, which could have allowed hackers to access player’s e-mail via Game Centre application on the device. Another flaw that was made straight was the one that could have made it achievable for hackers to send a fishy e-mail to a user by displaying a name from the iPhone user’s contact list.

But thanks to this latest security update, all these bugs have been fixed by Apple. One can get a deeper insight into the aforementioned issues by going to Apple support website. The listing on Apple’s website also mentions the main issue and how Apple attained success in fixing it through this security update.

Recent reports also pointed out that Apple (through its iOS 9 update) had reportedly been disabling the iPhones that have been fixed by a third-party. Moreover, there was also an “Error 53” issue that apparently affected those iPhone 6s units that have undergone third-party repair on the home button or the Touch ID. The Error caused such units to black out and lose data. The issue sparked a distress among many users, while Apple is defending its action by calling it mandatory for security reasons. However, the affected users that have got their handsets repaired via authorised stores, are planning to drag the company to the court over the Error 53 issue.

Do these popping bugs make you lose a little faith in Apple’s security level? Let us know through the comments section.

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24 Comments on "Apple fixes more than 100 lethal bugs by pushing out a security update for iOS 9, sadly it won’t fix the infamous Error 53"

 

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Atheist
February 10, 2016 1:28 am 1:28 AM

and thats my Aircel 3G speed in central mumbai since 3 days suddenly
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krish
February 10, 2016 9:14 am 9:14 AM

You should know that you have consumed high speed data. So u r getting speed capped at 32kbps.

Atheist
February 10, 2016 12:25 pm 12:25 PM

760MB out of my 1GB pack is still left but

Krishh
February 10, 2016 10:21 am 10:21 AM

Its a tedious job

Ranajit
February 9, 2016 4:22 pm 4:22 PM

So, no OS is 100% secure.
But I do personally feel that BlackBerry is the most secure.
Please do write an article on OS security & how to enhance it.

Madhan Kumar
February 9, 2016 2:33 pm 2:33 PM

Apple’s Blindfold zombie fan boys be like we hav Apple so we don’t want to worry about Security or anything,Apple is best bla bla,to all of them then wats the use of paying Kidney price for Apple phone’s???Buying Apple products are nothing but waste of our hard earned money,I bet Apple’s market will keep on decreasing in the upcoming years as more and people would start thinking that Apple products are not worth the huge money we pay for so let’s better buy a Good configured Premium Android Mobile in the sub 20k price tag.

zeshan
February 9, 2016 6:23 pm 6:23 PM

correct bro.. we Indians are more of you know show offs..

Asish
February 9, 2016 5:59 pm 5:59 PM

Good configured Premium Android Mobile isn’t the answer to everything. You need a software on top of it, which is simple to use, is bug free and isn’t too complicated. Also, it should be powerful and secure too.
Android is for people who loves to spend hours tinkering around with their phone and iPhone is for people who needs a good phone with little to less time spending time on configuring it to run optimally.

There you go debate solved!!!

Colorado
February 10, 2016 10:57 am 10:57 AM

Android offers choice! You can either spend days tinkering with it or you can use it straight away with no research. It all depends on the user. Same phone can be used in two different ways. Apple will never have that level of flexibility. No wonder that Android has more than 80% market share which is rising rapidly.

Fahad
February 9, 2016 9:59 pm 9:59 PM

correct….

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