Updates big or small are usually worth updating to, because whether it introduces a major new feature or if it introduces bug fixes, it doesn’t hurt to ensure that your software remains up to date. Now Apple recently released the iOS 10.3.3 update for iOS devices and while it doesn’t seem to be a major update, you should probably update it anyway.
Why is that, you ask? It seems that the update to iOS 10.3.3 will be addressing a vulnerability in the iPhone and iPad. This vulnerability comes from the Broadcom WiFi chip used in the devices and was discovered by Exodus Intelligence researcher Nitay Artenstein. Dubbed Broadpwn, this vulnerability can be triggered remotely without the user’s interaction, and can be used to execute full code on the main application processor.
We’re not sure how one could be exploited and if there are steps involved in order to make a device vulnerable, but this is expected to be detailed at the Blackhat USA 2017 conference which takes place between the 22-24th of July. So far it doesn’t seem like there have been any reports of the exploit being taken advantage of by malicious hackers, so like we said, if you haven’t updated your iOS yet, now’s a pretty good time to do so.