Apple Releases iOS 10.2.1 Security and Bugfix Update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Apple today released the first point release of the iOS 10.2 mobile operating system for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, bringing a whole lot of bug fixes and security patches.

iOS 10.2.1 comes approximately six weeks after the release of iOS 10.2 and, besides the fact that it lets you restore the new TV app if you delete it, it attempts to fix an issue with the Auto Unlock feature that could unlock your iPhone even when Apple Watch is not on your wrist.

A bunch of WebKit security flaws have also been patched with today’s iOS 10.2.1 stable update, along with a couple of kernel vulnerabilities and libarchive buffer overflow issue. Additionally, iOS 10.2.1 improves the Contacts app, which should no longer crash when processing a maliciously crafted contact card.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, iOS 10.2.1 addresses a Wi-Fi security hole that could allow an attacker to briefly access the… (read more)

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