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Apple fixes iOS loophole that overloaded 911 centers last fall - Engadget

Last October, a teenage hacker figured out how to trick some iPhones into calling 911 repeatedly, racking up thousands of bogus calls. That attack took place months ago, but Apple has just now updated iOS to keep such an incident from occurring again ...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 »

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

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 6, 2016. David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images. By Don Reisinger. April 1, 2017. It's been a quiet week for Apple on ...and more »

Apple Has Fixed a Scary 911 iPhone Hack - Fortune

An Arizona teenager was arrested in October and accused of creating malicious code that would make infected iPhones dial 911 and clog the critical emergency line. The code, which prompted thousands of calls to 911, took advantage of a feature in Apple ...and more »

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

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, thanks to an update in the ...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 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'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 »