iOS 11.2.2 now available with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability
iOS users, the time to update is here again.
Apple today released iOS 11.2.2 to the iPhone and iPad. This is a small, security-focused update, and Apple explains that it includes “security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre.”
Spectre is one of two major CPU flaws (the other being Meltdown) that affect devices with processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple recently said that it included mitigations to protect against Meltdown in iOS 11.2.
iOS 11.2.2 is available to the iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and the iPod touch 6th generation. Spectre is a serious security vulnerability, so if you’ve got a device that’s compatible with iOS 11.2.2, you should grab this update as soon as you can to help keep your personal data safe. You can get the update by going into Settings > General > Software Update.