Apple iPhone Update Scam Alert

Apple iPhone Update Scam Alert

At Reassura we love the solid cyber security that you get with Apple products, but we do have to remind ourselves that they are still vulnerable. The latest version of iOS software released last month looks to have a vulnerability that could let cyber crooks have full access to your iPhone or iPad. The update is iOS 12.4 and was released on 22nd July.  Research by Norton suggests that one in 3 adults in the UK in 2017 were victims of such cybercrime, that was 17 million people!

DO NOT UPDATE YOUR IPAD OR IPHONE UNTIL APPLE HAVE RELEASED A FIX

Tips and Advice

  • Already updated? – If you have already updated then keep checking for a new update and be extra vigilant about how your device is working and key financial accounts
  • Should I always update? – Apple are usually outstanding with the quality of the updates and they are designed to fix bugs and help. So, yes always keep your devices updated. This vulnerability is an unusual situation
  • Read more about it – Great article in Forbes
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you notice unusual activity on any of your accounts
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.

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