Although new exploits are being discovered all the time, researchers are working tirelessly to protect you and your information.
A new report from a mobile security firm has highlighted a series of vulnerabilities in previous versions of iOS that, when used in the right context, could give an attacker complete control of a user’s device.
The findings were published by Zimperium, and relate to two components in particular: the IOSurface and AppleAVE kernel extensions.
These components are responsible for driving a device’s display and allowing hardware acceleration for videos, respectively — though Zimperium has outlined eight ways in which they can be used to compromise an iPhone or iPad.
The IOSurface extension in particular has been previously linked to jailbreak methods, and with the release of iOS 10.3.2, Apple has patched the issues.
However, users of older devices are still left unprotected.