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Apple issues iOS 11.2.2 to address Spectre vulnerability

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In the wake of the industry-wide Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws, Apple has issued a security update for iOS 11 (11.2.2).

The update which is now available for the iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation, resolves the Spectre vulnerability in Safari and WebKit.

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Description: iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715).

We would like to acknowledge Jann Horn of Google Project Zero; and Paul Kocher in collaboration with Daniel Genkin of University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland, Daniel Gruss of Graz University of Technology, Werner Haas of Cyberus Technology, Mike Hamburg of Rambus (Cryptography Research Division), Moritz Lipp of Graz University of Technology, Stefan Mangard of Graz University of Technology, Thomas Prescher of Cyberus Technology, Michael Schwarz of Graz University of Technology, and Yuval Yarom of University of Adelaide and Data61 for their assistance.

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