Why iOS 10.3 requires an extra tap to make a phone call - Macworld

When you install iOS 10.3, if you haven't already, you'll notice that there's now an extra step to make a phone call. Before the update, tapping on a phone number would immediately initiate a call. Now, you have to confirm that you want to dial that ...and more »

Apple Update Fixes Flaw That Caused 911 Cyberattack - Consumerist

Last fall, 911 emergency-response service centers in a dozen states were the victims of a massive cyberattack that resulted in hundreds, if not thousands, of iPhones repeatedly calling 911 without the knowledge or direction of owners. Nearly five ...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 »

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 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 »

Apple confirmed that iOS 10.3 fixed a dangerous iPhone flaw - BGR

Late last year, a teenager attempting to collect a bug bounty from Apple exploited a flaw that allowed him to open apps and make phone calls on an iPhone remotely. In order to demonstrate how serious of a flaw this was, he shared a code that caused ...and more »

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 »

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 »

iOS update 10.3 patches a major security flaw - SlashGear

iOS 10.3 dropped earlier this week, and when it arrived, it brought a bunch of new features with it. Massive updates like these usually include a good number of bug fixes, and iOS 10.3 was no different, patching out a rather major security flaw that ...and more »

News 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 »