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It's Time to Update Your iPhone

a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at an Apple Store in Chicago.

a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at an Apple Store in Chicago. // Kiichiro Sato/AP File Photo

While many people are anxiously awaiting iOS 11 and all the cool features it will come with, they may not have noticed that Apple released a new update to make their phones more secure.

The update, iOS 10.3.3, was released on July 19 and makes changes to your phone's contacts, messages and the Safari web browser.

Previously, if you visited certain websites on Safari it could leave the browser open to address bar spoofing, where malicious sites appear legitimate. Thankfully, the update takes care of this and another exploit found in your iPhone's Wi-Fi chipset that potentially allowed malicious actors to take over your device as it searched for a Wi-Fi signal.

The update only works for iPhone 5 phones and newer and fourth generation iPads and newer.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET:

By Caitlin Fairchild July 21, 2017

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