iOS 15.1 Resulting in Unresponsive Interface for Some iPhone Users, Carries 2 ‘Zero-Day’ Vulnerabilities


According to a report, iOS 15.1 is resulting in issues including unresponsive user interface and erratic battery life for some iPhone users. The iOS update was released last week to address some of the problems encountered in earlier iOS versions. It also introduced many features including SharePlay support. Along with the problems being faced by some users, a security researcher has claimed that the iOS 15.1 update contains two unpublished ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities, despite Apple notifying them of their existence a few months ago.

ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports that many users who have updated their iPhone To iOS 15.1 Some are experiencing problems with lag in areas including unresponsive user interface and a very variable battery life. NS iOS The update is also said to address annoying experiences with Bluetooth headsets, including airpods pro.

The author also notes that ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ features Apple decide In iOS 15.0.1 Still giving an unpleasant experience as it unlocks the iPhone when looking at the screen without wearing a mask. it’s the opposite basic purpose This feature was essentially meant to allow users to unlock their iPhone apple watch While wearing a face mask.

In some cases, Kingsley-Hughes even noticed that the iPhone in his pocket was automatically unlocked via the Apple Watch.

With the issues covered by Kingsley-Hughes, security researcher Denis Tokarev has tweeted To claim that iOS 15.1 includes two unpatched ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities. The researcher claimed that these security issues have been under the knowledge of Apple for more than seven months.

Both are said to have serious-looking vulnerabilities allowing apps that include Facebook And TIC Toc To track and profile users and gain access to sensitive user data, without obtaining any explicit consent from users.

Tokarev publicly Revealed the flaws via a detailed blog post in September after receiving no formal response from Apple. Last month, though, apparently they got company commitment Last month to fix the issues. However, Apple is yet to fix the reported flaws.

Interestingly, iOS 15.1 was the third iOS update and ninth release in the series since the researcher first informed Apple of the existence of security issues in March, as informed of by Forbes.

Although Apple did not work on the issues mentioned by Tokarev, it did fix some security flaws in iOS 15.1 which was released With iPadOS 15.1. have patched issues Detailed on the security page.

Gadgets 360 has contacted Apple for comment on the bugs affecting iPhone users and the security issues present in iOS 15.1. This article will be updated when the company responds.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360 based out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, internet services and telecom development. Jagmeet is available on Twitter @JagmeetS13 or email at [email protected] Please send your leads and tips.
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