Security update for iOS 9 released by Apple, fixes over 100 issues

Security update for iOS 9 released by Apple, fixes over 100 issues
Apple has fixed over 100 issues on iOS 9 by sending out a security update. More than 30 flaws were discovered in WebKit, which is the browser engine used for Safari. For example, with a security breach, a malicious website could display content with a URL from a different site. A disturbing security breach was found in Apple Pay. The vulnerability could have allowed a hacker to discover your recent Apple Pay transactions.

Another issue now fixed was one that could have allowed someone using a malicious Game Center app to access a player's email address. And one flaw that has been fixed had made it possible for a hacker to send email that would appear to come from someone listed in the iPhone owner's contacts list.

The entire list of  security updates made by Apple can be found by clicking on the sourcelink. Each listing also mentions the original issue that Apple repaired with the update.

source: AppleSupport via FierceWireless

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22 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn Apple! QC department must be on break.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Security update for iOS 9 released by Apple, fixes over 100 issues.... .... and bricks your phone!

2. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Error 53 tho :P

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

maybe that got fixed to.

6. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

nope cause that's not a bug, they are doing that on purpose cause they are a bunch of money loving a**holes :P

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You don't know that but of course it's what everyone assumes because it is Apple, it could just be a security flaw maybe the software reads the new (unofficial) scanner as a hacking attempt or some s**t, which would explain the complete wipe of the phone because you gotta protect a person's privacy right? Or you could be right and Apple is doing it on purpose because they are the worlds biggest gold digger lol.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Damn that's a lot of fixes, where were security fixes like this when icloud was hacked?

8. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't think iCloud was hacked. Hackers guessed the easy passwords set by users. Apples fault was that they allowed unlimited tries - which actually was updated later to limit the amount of tries.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sure it wasn't a legit hack but a security flaw allowed it to happen and Apple knew about it and didn't fix it until it was to late. but now they are fixing security problems before something crazy like the icloud "hack" happens. The icloud "hack" was done using a password decryption algorithm and I pretty sure that is still considered hacking because you break into someone's account and steal their stuff.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

I guess ...

5. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Yet another reason for people with older devices to update to iOS 9, even though they might experience a tiny decrease in speed.

19. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Do you not know that iOS 9.2 actually speeds up older devices? Really?

9. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Suddenly, a massive wave of repaired or beater i4s, i5's getting 'error 53' :v It would be fun to that happen.

22. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

The 4s does not have a fingerprint scanner firstly, 2nd, only third world citizens still use the 4s. So who gives a *peeep*

14. sissy246

Posts: 7088; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But what happened to, Apple is the best and has the best security that no one can hack. Maybe some iphone fanboys will wake up.

17. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

No one HAS hacked it (remotely). Just because they find vulnerabilities doesn't mean they were ever used. See that's the point of updates. To continuously protect you. Beta testing helps them find initial bugs/vulnerabilities yes, BUT the beta testing pool is small. Once it goes live and hits millions upon millions of devices worldwide, a few more will obviously pop up. What matters is squashing those bugs ASAP. The ability to do this consistently is what makes their security class leading.. Need some coffee? Seems you need the wake up call..

18. AlikMalix unregistered

That's as real world as it gets... Great post.

15. mariosraptor

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

And what's the update number? 9.2.????

16. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Doubt your version number will change with basic security updates. They install automatically at midnight if I'm not mistaken. I'm currently on 9.3 public beta 2, and the version number hasn't changed.

21. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

And Apple has forced Google and Mozilla and Opera to use their s**tty and insecure webkit layout engine in iOS version of their browsers. So much Apple.

23. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

And Apple has forced Google and Mozilla and Opera to use his sh@tty and insecure webkit layout engine in iOS version of their browsers. So much Apple.

24. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Who uses anything other than Safari in anycase? The rest are all total BS when compared to Safari.

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