Due to the recently exposed security flaw in Apple products, we recommend that users upgrade their iOS devices (iPhones, iPads) to release 7.0.6 as soon as possible.
If you are already on iOS 7.x, the process takes a couple of minutes to complete. If you haven’t upgraded recently and are still on iOS 6.x, the process may take 10 or more minutes.
Prior to beginning the upgrade, we strongly recommend backing up your device using iTunes.
For an explanation of the security flaw, please visit recent articles from Reuters and The New York Times:
- Apple security flaw could allow hackers to beat encryption
- Apple’s Serious Security Issue: Update Your iPhone or iPad Immediately
If you have any questions, please contact the HSPH Helpdesk at 617-432-HELP.
HSPH Department of Information Technology