While waiting to get their hands on iOS 16.2, which should arrive on iPhones between today and tomorrow, security researcher Simo36 posted a screenshot on Twitter that showed a vulnerability on an iPhone 14 based on iOS 16.1.2.
According to reports, this vulnerability would be at the kernel level, and would allow you to create exploits to read and write in the memory of the device’s kernel itself, which could also have repercussions on the level of support from Apple. As explained by iDownloadblog, however, bugs of this type in the past have also been used to create jailbreaks, the widespread practice in the first iPhone models as it allowed access to additional features through third-party stores such as Cydia.
To make everything worrying we think the fact that iOS 16.1.2 is the latest version of Apple’s operating system available to users. However, it must be emphasized that in the iOS 16.2 Release Candidate the exploit seems to have been fixed, which is why it’s a good idea to upgrade quickly as soon as it’s available. Obviously we will update you as soon as the update is released by Apple, but since the RC was published last week, notifications could arrive between today and tomorrow.