Before you begin reading through the rest of this article, keep in mind that latest iOS and Mac updates are available and you must install them right now if you own either one or both the devices.
A dreadful security flaw was recently found this week in Mac and iPhone, which enables hackers to gain unauthorized access to your tech device(s). As a victim, all you need to do is to open an image file, text or an email sent by a hacker. There was a similar incident previous year when a bug called Stagefright managed to infect almost a billion Android devices.
Well, thankfully Apple has successfully managed to decimate the bug in its latest updates for Mac OS X 10.11.6 and iOS 9.3.3, and the updates are already available online for downloading.
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Now, the greatest perk involved is not only releasing a panacea for exterminating this bug but also how speedily Apple decided to permanently take care of that issue. Android, on the other hand, is not really efficient in solving problems like these.
When the Stagefright bug turned into an epidemic last year, there were plenty of Android users who were unable to download its security update. Even though updates were available for the latest devices of Samsung and HTC, however, there were still numerous devices that remained vulnerable for a remarkable period of time.
Security flaws will always prevail in these latest smart devices, and the only solution to these flaws is how fast the security updates are made available for users to protect themselves. Android, it seems will always lag a step behind and you shall find software that is at least a month old. As a result, these users are at greater risk.
However, if you’re a user of Apple, be assured that your device will automatically notify and download updates to keep you safe from such malicious bugs.
Don’t lose hope if you’re an Android user as Google will be launching its own smartphones from next year using its own hardware. As a result, you shall receive updates instantly without waiting for long.