(NEXSTAR) – On Friday, Apple released a new update for its iOS software system that addresses a potentially serious security breach.
The new update affects Webkit, a browser engine used in Safari.
According to Apple security website, Webkit “treats malicious web content” which “can lead to universal cross-site scripting.”
The problem “may have been actively exploited.”
Initially, the security threat “leaves your Apple device vulnerable to hacking whether you use Safari or other third-party browsers,”
The update is available for the following devices:
- iPhone 6s and later
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad Air 2 and newer
- iPad 5th generation and newer
- iPad mini 4 and newer,
- iPod touch (7th generation)
To install it, navigate to Settings> General> Software Update and click “Download and Install.”