Apple issues major cross-platform security update

Laverne Mann
February 20, 2018

According to Apple, iOS 11.2.6 "fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash" and also "fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories". The update has been rolled out for all four of its operating systems iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS.

Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. To make things worse, it could even reportedly crash the entire iOS Springboard software that runs the home screen on devices.

iPhone owners are reporting that their Twitter app is crashing randomly for no apparent reason.

If you are an iPhone user, you will get to see the iOS 11.2.6 update, which is said to fix the issue. If you want to access the update, you have to go to the Settings - General - Software Update.

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In Apple's notes, the company explains: "iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad".

Similar to the iOS 11.2.6 update, watchOS 4.2.3 also fixes the issue that was causing certain characters to crash apps.

Apple users, it's time to update. Over the course of the last few months, a multitude of bugs and issues have plagued the platform ranging from excessive battery draining to the now infamous battery slowdown scandal. Affected devices that received messages with the Indian character experienced series of crashes that rendered apps such as Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp unusable. This release is expected to be followed by iOS 11.3, which will feature performance throttling controls. The good news is that this is a small update, so it shouldn't take long for you to download and install it. You can check the security update contents of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 supplement update from here.

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