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It's Now Safe to Open Links in iPhone Apps Again After iOS 10.3 Security Fix - Gadget Hacks

While clicking random links on the internet probably isn't the best idea to begin with, now you can rest easy knowing that your iPhone won't repeatedly dial 911 after tapping a malicious link in Twitter, Facebook, or other apps that use iOS's WebView ...and more »

Apple Has Fixed a Scary 911 iPhone Hack - Fortune

Apple has fixed a problem in its mobile operating system that could have disrupted 911 emergency lines across the U.S.. An Arizona teenager was arrested in October and accused of creating malicious code that would make infected iPhones dial 911 and ...and more »

How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud or iTunes - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

It was probably prudent to make a backup of all of your iPhone's data before the shift to APFS with iOS 10.3 was applied, but fortunately it all went okay —but what if it hadn't? In celebration of Backup Day, AppleInsider shows you how to back up your ...and more »

Apple's latest iOS update patches 911 DDoS attack exploit - The Verge

Back in October, an 18-year-old coder published a simple Javascript exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 after a link was tapped, resulting in emergency call centers getting flooded with thousands of bogus calls as people online shared ...and more »

Apple Updates iPhone Software as It's Crowned Most Intimate Brand - Fortune

It's been a quiet week for Apple on the hardware front, but that doesn't mean it's been a slow week for the company. Quite the contrary, Apple has been awfully busy over the last several days. The company on Monday announced that it was opening ...and more »

Apple iOS 10.3: This Update Contains An Important Bug Fix - Forbes

Apple officially released iOS 10.3 a few days ago, which contains a number of new features and bug fixes. However, there is one specific bug fix in iOS 10.3 that is absolutely crucial. Before iOS 10.3 was released, the bug was so problematic that it ...and more »

Apple's iOS 10.3 fixes flaw used in accidental DDoS attack on 911 call system - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple's latest iOS 10.3 release patches a flaw that can be used to repeatedly dial a phone number, accidentally exploited last year to redial 911 call centers, protecting emergency operators from potential cyberattacks. As noted by The Wall Street ...and more »

Apple's hidden feature in iOS 10.3 update will free up space on your iPhone - Evening Standard

Following the release of hundreds of beta versions in the past few months, Apple has finally released iOS 10.3 to iPhone, iPod and iPad users. Among a host of new additions, including the Find My AirPods feature and daily curated playlists in Apple ...and more »

This iPhone flaw led to more than 100000 fake 911 calls - Mashable

Call 911 if you want help. Call 911 a hundred thousand times simultaneously from iPhones around the country if you want to jam up the 911 system. Until recently, a design in the iPhone operating system allowed for just that kind of attack. But no more ...and more »

iOS 10.3.3 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile

Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update delivers bug fixes and security patches but many iPhone and iPad users are complaining about a variety of frustrating iOS 10.3.3 problems as we push into September. Like iOS 10.3.2, the iOS 10.3.3 update aims to improve iOS 10 ...and more »